Political Stalemate in Italy Ends with Naming of New Government

Berlusconi ally named deputy prime minister


Italian center-left politician Enrico Letta named a coalition government on Saturday, making one of Silvio Berlusconi's closest allies deputy prime minister and ending two months of damaging political stalemate.

Letta has said his priorities would be the economy, unemployment and restoring faith in Italy's discredited political institutions as well as trying to turn Europe away from austerity to focus more on growth and investment.

An inconclusive general election in February left Italy, the euro zone's third-largest economy, without effective government, threatening investor confidence and holding up efforts to end a recession set to become the longest since World War Two.

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  1. You know who else tried to restore faith in Italy's discredited political institutions?

    1. Wife and I visited Italy a year or so back, and Lake Como was included.
      Near the north end of the Lake, a local went out of his way in his broken English to get across (to my worse-than-that) Italian that 'Il Duce was hung from his heals right there'!
      Lovely place to die, but still probably not fun.

  2. up to I looked at the bank draft that said $5552, I be certain that my mom in-law truley making money parttime at there labtop.. there brothers friend has been doing this 4 only about 17 months and just now paid for the morgage on there mini mansion and got a great Volkswagen Golf GTI. read more at
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