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MAY 02, 2013 - The Economist

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Italy’s new government: Unanswered questions

THE auguries for Enrico Letta’s new left-right government were not propitious. On April 28th, when it was sworn in, an unemployed labourer shot and injured two policemen outside the prime minister’s office. Two days later, before its second vote of confidence, the government faced a lethal threat from Silvio Berlusconi, leader of the right-wing People of Freedom (PdL), to withdraw support. Since neither the PdL nor Mr Letta’s Democratic Party has a majority in both chambers and the third group—Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement—refuses to co-operate, the government relies on Mr Berlusconi’s ... Read More

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