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Pier Luigi Bersani

Italian president asks leftist Bersani to form government

Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani got the formal go-ahead yesterday to try to form Italy's next government even though his coalition failed to win an overall majority in parliament in elections last month.

Saturday, 23 March, 2013, 3:08am

Italy's lower house chooses journalist as new speaker

Laura Boldrini, a journalist and former spokeswoman for the UN's refugee agency, was chosen as the speaker of Italy's Chamber of Deputies as Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani seeks to broaden his support.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:26am

Talking points

Henry Tang's wine goes under the hammer

15 Mar 2013 - 3:31am

Italian election impasse roils world markets, shakes Europe

The Milan stock market plunged and Italy's borrowing rates jumped after centre-left Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani scraped a razor-thin victory in the lower house of parliament but the Senate remained up for grabs.

27 Feb 2013 - 3:52am

Monti says ready to lead Italy again as elections loom

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

Bersani leads after Italy centre-left primary

Italian centre-left Democratic Party chief Pier Luigi Bersani is set for a run-off vote next week against young pretender Matteo Renzi, after millions of supporters chose their nominee for next year's general election.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:51am

Briefs, November 26, 2012

Bombers attack church congregation in Nigeria

26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am