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Renzi hands in resignation amid political turmoil  Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has handed in his resignation to Italy's president, three days after losing a referendum he had staked his career... PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat
Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM

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  Gentiloni, 62, has been asked to form a government by the president Sergio Mattarella. Matteo Renzi, who resigned after losing a referendum
  Renzi has resigned after suffering a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution. No vote leads with 60% against 40% for Yes

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  Giorgio Napolitano has asked Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, to form a new government. It follows the resignation on Friday of PM Enrico Letta
Feb.14 Florence mayor Matteo Renzi tipped to be Italy's youngest PM  Florence mayor Matteo Renzi is expected to be offered the chance to become Italian prime minister, as talks begin on forming a new governmen... Feb.13 Italian PM Enrico Letta to resign  Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has said he will resign on Friday after his Democratic Party backed a call for a new administration

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Sep.28 Italian president to tackle crisis   Giorgio Napolitano is considering ways out of an acute political crisis after ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's ministers left the coalition governm...   Berlusconi resignations spark crisis
  The party of Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says all five of its ministers are resigning from the shaky coalition government Sep.27 Italy PM Letta threatens to resign Aug.1   Berlusconi rages at prison ruling
  Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi has broadcast an angry video message after his prison sentence for tax fraud was upheld by the country's highest court
May.9 'No post-war role' for Syria's Assad May.4 Italy's minister resigns over 'homophobia' Apr.24 Letta set to become Italy's next PM Apr.20 Italy leader Napolitano re-elected

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Dec.21 Monti to resign as prime minister of Italy
Dec.8 PM Mario Monti announces plan to resign

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Nov.16 Monti officially becomes Italy's PM
Nov.13   Monti nominated to replace Berlusconi   Economist Mario Monti was nominated Sunday to replace Silvio Berlusconi as Italy's prime minister Nov.12   Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM
  Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as prime minister of Italy, after dominating the country's politics for 17 years
 President Giorgio Napolitano is likely to appoint technocrat Mario Monti his successor
Nov.10 Support grows in Italy for Monti Nov.8 Berlusconi to resign as prime minister  Italian Prime Minister would resign after Parliament approves a new budget that includes austerity measures sought by international lenders Jan.22 Berlusconi refuses to quit in sex scandal Jan.17 Berlusconi sex allegations widen
  Italian prosecutors have alleged that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a 'significant number' of young prostitutes

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Oct.7 Berlusconi immunity law overruled
  Italy's constitutional court has overturned a law granting Prime Minister immunity from prosecution while in office

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Jan.24   Prodi resigns after losing vote
  The Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, has resigned after being defeated in a vote of confidence in the upper house of parliament, the Senate Jan.23   PM under pressure to quit  Romano Prodi is under pressure to stand down ahead of a crunch confidence vote in the Senate

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Feb.22   Italian crisis talks as PM quits
  President Giorgio Napolitano is to begin crisis talks following the resignation of Prime Minister Romano Prodi

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May.2   Berlusconi hands in resignation  Romano Prodi, elected successor, facing an extended wait before forming a new government Apr.29 Berlusconi 'ready to resign as PM'  Premier indicated he was ready to resign after long denying electoral defeat Apr.14 Berlusconi defiant on poll result  PM is refusing to accept defeat in the nation's general election, saying the results are 'not clear cut'

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Apr.20 Berlusconi to form new government  Prime Minister plans to resign with a view towards forming a new government with different coalition partners

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