Sergio Mattarella

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Italy crisis: Call to impeach President amid government-forming efforts

29 May 2018

Italy crisis: Call to impeach President amid government-forming efforts

Amid Italy's deepening political crisis, the leader of Italy's biggest political party has called for the impeachment of President Sergio Mattarella after he vetoed a choice for the finance minister.

Asia energy firms dive with oil-prices; Trump-Kim summit revives hope

28 May 2018

Asia energy firms dive with oil-prices; Trump-Kim summit revives hope

Energy firms plunged with oil prices in Asia today after Saudi Arabia and Russia signaled they could lift output, while indications that Donald Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could be back on provided support to equity markets.

Italy elections: What does a hung parliament imply?

05 Mar 2018

Italy elections: What does a hung parliament imply?

In Italy's parliamentary elections, voters expressed their disdain for the governing pro-Europe Centre-left Democratic Party. Lagging economy and surging migration made them unpopular, prompting voters to give a divided mandate to hard-right and populist forces.

Paolo Gentiloni appointed new Italian PM

11 Dec 2016

Paolo Gentiloni appointed new Italian PM

Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been entrusted by the President, with forming a new government; he is a member of outgoing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's Democratic Party.

Italian PM steps down, will stand for re-election

08 Dec 2016

Italian PM steps down, will stand for re-election

Italian PM Matteo Renzi stepped down after the referendum defeat in good spirits; he joked, "hopefully tomorrow I will have more luck in the Playstation battle with my sons."

Italian PM to resign, stocks tumble

05 Dec 2016

Italian PM to resign, stocks tumble

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has decided to resign after losing the constitutional reforms referendum; he is expected to tender his resignation to the president soon.

Italy to vote in a constitutional referendum on 4 Dec

02 Dec 2016

Italy to vote in a constitutional referendum on 4 Dec

Italians will vote on 4 Dec, in a crucial referendum on the government's plan for a comprehensive constitutional-reform.