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Where to go next, Italy?


Italy inched closer to reality this week, as Pier Luigi Bersani, the nominal winner in last month’s vote, was refused by leader of Five Star Movement (M5S) Beppe Grillo in a demand for jointly forming a new government.

The Colosseum in Rome
The Colosseum in Rome

Italians voted on Feb. 24 and 25 without producing a clear winner, leaving a stalemate involving center-left leader Bersani, independent party leader, former comic Grillo, and center-right leader, three-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, with each controlling a block of votes too small in senate to be able to form a government without help from one of the other rivals. Read the full story

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