Italy is set for change of leadership after prime minister Enrico Letta announced his resignation. Letta is stepping aside following a challenge from party rival Matteo Renzi.
The 81-year-old veteran of Italian politics is on course for a stunning political comeback in next year's national general election. His center-right bloc may not have much to fear from the ruling Democratic Party.
Lawyers representing Italy's ex-premier Berlusconi have told the European Court of Human Rights that he should be cleared to run for parliament next May. Currently, his public office ban over tax fraud runs until 2019.
Sicily's regional vote is showing a tight race between the center-right backed by Silvio Berlusconi and the populist Five Star Movement. The election is seen as a rehearsal ahead of Italy's national election in 2018.
Voters in Lombardy and Veneto have overwhelmingly supported nonbinding referendums seeking greater autonomy. Italy's wealthy north has long called for greater control over finances and security.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version