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2006-05-09 05:01:09

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Fresh voting to elect Italy's new president was starting on Tuesday with the man backed by the incoming centre-left government looking closer to becoming the first ex-communist to be chosen as the country's head of state.

2006-05-08 17:13:31

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Members of Italy's parliament -- split between left and right -- were called back to the chamber on Tuesday to try to unblock the political stalemate preventing the election of a new head of state.

2006-05-08 13:30:47

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's lawmakers failed to elect a new president on Monday as a split between Romano Prodi's left and Silvio Berlusconi's right produced a stalemate in the first round of voting for the next head of state.

2006-05-08 09:48:16

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi refused to support the incoming center-left government's candidate for new state president in Monday's first ballot, guaranteeing a stalemate in a vote in parliament.

2006-05-08 08:05:41

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy's incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi urged broad support for his compromise candidate for president shortly before voting began in parliament on Monday, but his center-right opponents gave no sign of agreeing.

2006-05-08 07:03:59

By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italian parliamentarians start voting for a head of state on Monday after incoming Prime Minister Romano Prodi's centre-left proposed a new candidate to try to avoid a lengthy battle with the outgoing centre-right.

2006-05-05 08:10:40

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi rejected the incoming government's preferred presidential candidate on Friday, dashing hopes for a quick appointment to the country's top job.

2006-05-02 06:54:20

By Paolo Biondi ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi told his cabinet on Tuesday he would tender his resignation to the president, leaving the way open for center-left leader Romano Prodi to form a new government.

2006-05-02 06:25:52

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told his cabinet on Tuesday that he was going to tender his resignation to the president, Communications Minister Mario Landolfi told reporters.

2006-05-02 08:35:12

By Paolo Biondi and Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi handed in his resignation on Tuesday, ending weeks of political uncertainty and opening the way for centre-left leader Romano Prodi to form a new government.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.