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Italy experiments with a new prime minister and 16-member cabinet

Monday, February 24th 2014 - 06:45 UTC
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Center-left leader Matteo Renzi took office on Saturday as Italy's youngest prime minister, facing pressure to show immediate results after he forced out his predecessor over the slow pace of economic reforms. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Two countries in one.

    The North, hard working (for Italians) and making money: the South, lovely people but do not know the phrase “hard work” unless it is for the graft.

    This guy wants to drive a Ferrari Italy and what he has inherited is a Topolino.

    Feb 24th, 2014 - 10:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Quite amazing really. Italy is still “experimenting”. Supposedly “democratic” since 1946. By 2008, Italy had had 62 governments. Strangely, in the days of the Roman Empire, things didn't change quite so much. Maybe Italians are in regression. As time passes, they get less intelligent. They are, after all, latins. Rome managed to conquer, occupy and govern virtually the whole of the known world. Italy can't even govern itself. Seems like latinos can't manage the long haul. In fact, it's hard to find anywhere in Europe that has managed the long haul. Except Britain. Looking at today's Europe, half of France used to belong to Britain. Most of Spain was owned by the Moors. Italy was composed of internecine city states. Germany hadn't united. Belgium didn't exist. Only one conclusion. No post-Roman latino stands a chance.

    Feb 24th, 2014 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    “ the South, lovely people but do not know the phrase “hard work” unless it is for the graft.”

    it could be a good description of the islanders and some bootlicking uruguayans, except for the word “lovely”.

    Feb 24th, 2014 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    If Uruguayans and Falkland Islanders don't know the phrase 'hard work' and yet still have a higher standard of living and income than Argentina....

    What does that make Argentineans?

    Feb 25th, 2014 - 07:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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