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 would-be coalition partners need more time to thrash out a government deal. Based on the 5-Star Movement's rule in Parma, locals have little hope for success on a national level, as Megan Williams discovered.
The parties that won the most votes in Italy's elections have set forth the fundamentals for their coalition pact. Members of the 5-Star Movement and the League will vote on the terms of the deal over the weekend.
Giuseppe Conte has been chosen by a coalition of two populist parties as its pick to be Italy's next prime minister. The move could set Italy on a collision course with the EU.
The 5-Star Movement triumphed in Italy's election and intends to carry through on the promise of a basic income. Party officials insist that they can make it a reality sooner or later, Michele Bertelli reports.
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