Italy's European partners had hoped for a new government in Rome with the electoral legitimacy to complete the economic reform and austerity measures launched by outgoing Italian prime minister Mario Monti. In the event, they get the opposite.Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 3:30am
European capitals will be watching closely since, whatever the result, there is likely to be a change from outgoing technocratic premier Mario Monti’s agenda of austerity and economic reforms.24 Feb 2013 - 3:43pm
Hollywood honours its best … and worst23 Feb 2013 - 4:12am
Mocked for his long economic lectures and his old fogey clothes, former economics professor turned prime minister Mario Monti is trying to spruce up his image to win voters ahead of elections next month.13 Jan 2013 - 5:47am
A lot of the gang leaders are now girls and they are getting younger and more masculine
Social worker Ted Tam Chung-Hoi
A new political formation is born
Italy's outgoing prime minister, Mario Monti, joins the election campaign on the side of a new centrist coalition
30 Dec 2012 - 5:59am
Italy's confused election campaign has taken another twist, with the outgoing prime minister Mario Monti formally entering the race and the country's respected national anti-mafia prosecutor joining ranks with the centre-left Democratic Party.30 Dec 2012 - 6:48am
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Sunday he was ready to govern the country again as head of a pro-reform coalition in favour of change in Italy and Europe but would not be a candidate in the February election.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
On the eve of the most important decision of his political life … he's gripped by doubts, he's tormented
An Italian newspaper describes Mario Monti's indecision about whether to run in elections or resign
We're starting to kick along again now and we've produced a nice new, young horse in Flagship Shine23 Dec 2012 - 5:48am
Italy's president dissolved the parliament yesterday to set the stage for general elections early next year as Prime Minister Mario Monti weighs whether to run for office after handing in his resignation.23 Dec 2012 - 3:51am
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned on Friday with his political plans still in doubt, paving the way for early elections next year in a lynchpin eurozone state still mired in recession.
Monti “handed in the resignation of his government” at a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano, and will stay on in a caretaker capacity, the presidency said in a statement.22 Dec 2012 - 3:08am
Silvio Berlusconi said he could call off his re-election bid if Prime Minister Mario Monti decided to run as the leader of a centre-right coalition.
"If Monti runs for leader, I would take a step back," Berlusconi said on Wednesday, a day after he criticised his successor for failing to revive the Italian economy and for being "too German-centric".14 Dec 2012 - 5:37am
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti yesterday played down market fears over his decision to resign, saying there was no danger of a vacuum ahead of an election in the spring.
"Markets should not fear a vacuum of decision making in Italy," he told a press conference in Oslo where he attended the Nobel peace prize ceremony.11 Dec 2012 - 3:36am
Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday he will resign soon, saying he can no longer govern after Silvio Berlusconi’s party withdrew crucial support. It could open the way for early elections a year after the unelected economist helped pull the country back from the brink of financial disaster.9 Dec 2012 - 10:14am
Italy's politics were thrown back into turmoil yesterday when Silvio Berlusconi's party members walked out before a crucial vote in the Italian senate, threatening the survival of Mario Monti's reforming, non-party government.7 Dec 2012 - 5:59am
Lawmakers discuss hospital land grants3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am