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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 13:07 UTC

Tag: Five Star Movement

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2018 - 09:26 UTC

    Global markets and the Euro his hard by the Italian political stalemate

    Italy plunged into crisis when President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the nomination of a fierce euro skeptic as economy minister

    Asian equities and the euro sank Wednesday as turmoil in Italy sparked a frantic dash for safety, while investors have also been spooked by fresh worries about the China-US trade row. Global markets have been sent into a tailspin as a political crisis unfolding in Rome has thrust the stability of the Euro zone and European Union back on to the agenda.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 09:54 UTC

    Forget Berlusconi: Italy has become a major setback for the European Union

    If Berlusconi fails to cobble together a parliamentary majority, the Five Star Movement will likely have to form a coalition.

    Italy's general election on Sunday has so far resulted in a hung parliament, with the country's Euro skeptic Five Star Movement emerging as the single party with the most votes. The centre-right coalition headed by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to gain between 248 and 268 seats and a 37% vote share, which is still short of a majority. Some 316 seats are needed to form a government.

  • Monday, March 5th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Hung parliament in Italy, according to election projections

    An RAI State TV projection from Sunday's election showed the center-right bloc in front, with 35.5%, and the center-left lagging at 23%.

    Election projections in Italy early Monday showed a center-right coalition that includes an anti-migrant party edging past the populist 5-Star Movement but no single bloc or party with the support to win a majority in Parliament. If confirmed by official results, the outcome could set the stage for weeks of political haggling to forge a new government.

  • Thursday, March 28th 2013 - 09:40 UTC

    “Only a mentally ill would want to govern Italy now” says frustrated Bersani

    Mr Bersani's Democratic Party narrowly won the elections last month

    The head of Italy's centre-left bloc has hit an impasse in his efforts to form a government and said only a mentally ill person would want to govern Italy now. Pier Luigi Bersani was rebuffed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on Wednesday.