President Giorgio Nepolitano, currently visiting Germany, says he’s confident a working government will be formed in Italy. But it’s unclear whether centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani can find a coalition partner
Italy's famous comedian-turned-protest politician, Beppe Grillo, joked about Sadiq Khan being a suicide bomber. Italian lawmakers have criticized his stand-up routine as racist and offensive.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has urged reform of Italy's parliamentary system ahead of a referendum in October. One recent survey already indicates rejection, while local polls in June could also be decisive.
In regional governor elections in Italy, the ruling Democratic Party appears to have performed below expectations. The results could hamper Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his ambitious reform agenda.
Italy's government has won an initial vote of confidence on legislation that purports to end political instability. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suggested that critics of his bill will not be able to halt its passage.
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