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  • Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot in Milan on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Italy voted in a watershed parliamentary election Sunday and Monday that could shape the future of one of Europe's biggest economies. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Early election results point to gridlock in Italy

    Italy's crucial elections appeared to be heading toward gridlock, initial results showed Monday, with the center-left forces of Pier Luigi Bersani moving ahead in the lower house of parliament and the camp of former premier Silvio Berlusconi gaining the upper hand in the equally powerful Senate.


  • An Italian in Piacenza, Italy, casts his vote for the Senate on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. The country is voting in watershed parliamentary elections Sunday and Monday that could shape the future of one of Europe's biggest economies. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

    Italians vote in elections seen as key to finance crisis

    Will Italy stay the course with painful economic reform? Or fall back into the old habit of profligacy and inertia? These are the stakes as Italians vote in a watershed parliamentary election Sunday and Monday that could shape the future of one of Europe's biggest economies.


  • Italian Premier Mario Monti speaks during a press conference at the Italian Senate in Rome on Dec. 28, 2012. Monti announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office if it wins enough seats in February parliamentary elections. (Associated Press)

    GHEI: Italian uncertainty

    Italians vote this weekend, and responsible citizens will find nothing much on the menu. As in America, the likely preference will continue stumbling down the tax-and-spend path that has crippled economies on both sides of the Atlantic.


  • Italian Premier Mario Monti speaks during a press conference at the Italian Senate in Rome on Dec. 28, 2012. Monti announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office if it wins enough seats in February parliamentary elections. (Associated Press)

    Italy's Monti: I'm heading new electoral coalition

    Italian Premier Mario Monti has announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office if it wins enough seats in February parliamentary elections.


  • Italian Premier Mario Monti said during a news conference in Rome on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, that he won't take up former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's offer to run on a center-right election ticket, citing Mr. Berlusconi's heavy criticism of his economic policies. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)

    Italy's Monti isn't running for office, but he has fiscal plan

    For someone not running for political office, Premier Mario Monti has an awfully detailed plan for how to fix Italy's financial woes and bring the country and the rest of Europe back to economic health. And by Monday, not only had centrist leaders who want him as premier endorsed it, but so did the head of the Catholic Church in Italy.


  • Briefly: Monti won’t run for prime minister

    Caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti said Sunday he won't run in February elections, but if political parties that back his anti-crisis agenda ask him to head the next government, he would consider the offer.


  • ** FILE ** In this photo released on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi tapes a video message where he announces he will not run for a fourth term as premier in spring elections. (AP Photo/Livio Anticoli, Berlusconi press office)

    Berlusconi says he is running again for Italian premier

    Silvio Berlusconi says he's running to be premier again — for the good of Italy.


  • Italian Premier Mario Monti listens to a question during a press conference at the end of a cabinet meeting at Chigi Palace government's office in Rome on Dec. 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Italy's Berlusconi puts pressure on new PM Monti

    Although Italy's Silvio Berlusconi resigned in disgrace a year ago, has since been convicted of tax fraud and now faces plunging poll numbers, the media baron is showing he still has the power to put pressure on his successor, Premier Mario Monti.


  • Briefly: Sarkozy’s party battles to save itself

    Former President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative party held emergency meetings Sunday to try to figure out who's in charge, after a disputed election for its new leader that could reshape French politics.


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