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Tag: Luigi Di Maio

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 - 11:03 UTC

    Berlusconi looks as kingmaker for 4 March general election; Merkel wished him good luck

    Currently the largest number of seats looks set to be taken by an alliance centered on Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia.

    Italians will head to the polls on 4 March in elections that look set to result in renewed instability and thrust former leader Silvio Berlusconi back to the centre of the political stage. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni's cabinet set the date for the election after President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament.