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    1. November 21, 2012

      Eager upstart shakes Italy’s ‘dinosaurs’

      “Tonight we are young so let’s set the world on fire” – with the lyrics of the American pop group Fun as his campaign theme...

    2. August 10, 2009

      Italian reporting marred by clichés

      From Mr Paolo Savini Nicci. Sir, I am an avid reader of the Financial Times but have been extremely surprised by the very...

    1. April 30, 2009

      Lawyer-cum-writer challenges Berlusconi

      Dario Franceschini - a Catholic lawyer and fiction writer unexpectedly thrust into leading Italy’s opposition Democratic...

    2. February 18, 2009

      Italy opposition leader exits over local election

      The outgoing leader of Italy’s political opposition apologised on Wednesday for being a failure, a day after Silvio...

    3. February 17, 2009

      Italian opposition leader quits

      Walter Veltroni resigned on Tuesday as leader of Italy’s opposition Democrats after a series of corruption scandals and...

    4. June 17, 2008

      Italian reform plans attacked

      Italy's prime minister was accused yesterday of using parliament to fight his legal battles after his government proposed...

    5. April 29, 2008

      Rightwing win in Rome's mayoral race

      Italy's centre-left Democratic party was dealt a second resounding defeat in as many weeks last night when its Rome...

    6. April 29, 2008

      Rome elects rightwing mayor

      Italy's centre-left Democratic party was dealt a second resounding defeat in as many weeks on Monday night when its Rome...

    7. April 28, 2008

      Rome right seeks to benefit from anger at migrants

      A brutal murder in Rome followed by the rape of a student, both blamed on immigrants, have set the stage for a possible...

    8. April 28, 2008

      Rome's rightwing seeks to gain from anger at migrants

      A brutal murder in Rome followed by the rape of a student, both blamed on immigrants, have set the stage for a possible...

    9. April 28, 2008

      Rome right seeks boost from anger at migrants

      A murder in Rome followed by the rape of a student, both blamed on immigrants, have set the stage for a possible return to...

    10. April 15, 2008

      Berlusconi heads for third term as PM

      Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire entrepreneur and centre-right opposition leader, was last night heading for a third term...

    11. April 15, 2008

      Berlusconi secures third election win

      Silvio Berlusconi, the centre-right opposition leader, last night secured a third term as Italian prime minister. Walter...

    12. April 14, 2008

      Berlusconi heads for third term as PM

      Silvio Berlusconi, billionaire entrepreneur and centre-right opposition leader, was on Monday night heading for a third term...

    13. April 14, 2008

      First Italian polls put Berlusconi ahead

      Silvio Berlusconi, billionaire entrepreneur and centre-right opposition leader, was heading for victory and a third term as...

    14. April 14, 2008

      Draw warning in Italian election

      Italians started voting yesterday for their 62nd post-war government, with many reported to be undecided or expressing...

    15. April 14, 2008

      Discontented Italian voters stay away

      Italians started voting yesterday for their 62nd post-war government, but large numbers of people were reported to be...

    16. April 14, 2008

      Discontented Italian voters stay away

      Italians started voting yesterday for their 62nd post-war government, with large numbers reported to be undecided or...

    17. April 14, 2008

      Italian voters stay away

      Italians started voting yesterday for their 62nd post-war government, with large numbers reported to be undecided or...

    18. April 11, 2008

      Suits and shades at the ready

      Cynics tend to dismiss politicans who talk about “change” as old candidates dressed up in new clothes. Judging by the...

    19. April 11, 2008

      In with the old?

      Italians will drag themselves to the polls this Sunday much as some go to church, more out of a sense of duty than...

    20. April 10, 2008

      In with the old? New party names offer few fresh choices for Italy

      Italians will drag themselves to the polls this Sunday, much as some go to church, more out of a sense of duty than...

    21. April 10, 2008

      Outbursts turn up heat in Italy campaign

      Italy’s election campaign began to heat up on Wednesday – only days before polling – with Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire...

    22. April 10, 2008

      Outbursts turn up heat in Italy's poll campaign

      Italy's election campaign began to heat up yesterday - only days before polling - with Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire...

    23. April 10, 2008

      Outbursts turn up heat on Italy's poll campaign

      Italy's election campaign began to heat up yesterday - only days before polling - with Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire...

    24. April 7, 2008

      Italy needs reform

      Dismaying though it is that Italy this weekend faces yet another general election, the prospect that it will return an...

    25. April 7, 2008

      Candidates see volatile south as key to Italian election

      Hard on the heels of waste and contaminated cheese scandals, Italy's politicians are descending on Naples and nearby...

    26. April 7, 2008

      South seen as key to Italian poll victory

      Hard on the heels of waste and contaminated cheese scandals, Italy’s politicians are descending on Naples and nearby regions...

    27. March 27, 2008

      Political profiles

      Silvio Berlusconi The billionaire entrepreneur, media tycoon and centre-right opposition leader is fighting his fifth...

    28. March 21, 2008

      Outside Edge: Old guard underpins Italy

      Your audience is bored, hostile and you need their attention. So what to give them? When it comes to an Italian election and...

    29. March 7, 2008

      Former mayor takes campaign to the road

      Walter Veltroni is clocking up the miles. Italy’s centre-left candidate for prime minister in next month’s general election...

    30. March 7, 2008

      Italy's Democrat takes leaf out of Obama book

      Walter Veltroni is clocking up the miles. Italy's centre-left candidate for prime minister in next month's general election...

    31. March 6, 2008

      Taking the bus with Veltroni

      TUSCANY After two weeks of criss-crossing Italy in his big green, eco-friendly bus, Walter Veltroni (pictured on the left),...

    32. February 29, 2008

      Italy's parties target 'Nimby' syndrome

      The "not in my back yard" culture has been an enduring feature of Italian life and is often blamed for the country's...

    33. February 29, 2008

      Left and right put tackling Italy's 'Nimby' syndrome at heart of appeal

      The "not in my back yard" culture has been an enduring feature of Italian life and is often blamed for the country's...

    34. February 28, 2008

      Parties blame ‘Nimbyism’ for Italy’s woes

      Italy’s Nimby syndrome is under attack from left and right. Both main Italian political parties are promising in their...

    35. February 26, 2008

      Observer: Road to change?

      Security is a top issue for all parties running in Italy's general elections. But security has a price, as Walter...

    36. February 26, 2008

      Observer: Road to change?

      Security is a top issue for all parties running in Italy's general elections. But security has a price, as Walter...

    37. February 26, 2008

      Italy’s politicians draw election battlelines

      De Senectute, Cicero’s memorable treatise On Old Age and its challenges, is being oft cited again in Rome as election...

    38. February 19, 2008

      Observer: Anything goes

      Rome's campaign for a new mayor is getting into full swing following the decision by Walter Veltroni - who has held the job...

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