All About Italy’s Latest President – Sergio Mattarella

Sergio Mattarella became Italy’s 12th president-elect yesterday after much political wrangling and more than a little speculation over who was likely to end up in the presidential hot seat. The day after Mr Mattarella’s election, Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper filled its pages with articles on Mr Mattarella himself, the ballot process and the political […]

A Big Week For Italy

This week, Italy should discover the names of the candidates for the presidency of Italy. Sparks will then start flying. Reputedly, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has more or less agreed on a list of names with Silvio Berlusconi and may well be able to count on the support of Berlusconi’s party people when voting starts […]

Italy’s President Napolitano Resigns

Heading in a better direction?

Today, and as expected, Giorgio Napolitano is no longer the president of Italy. This, of course, means Italy needs another president, though for now, nobody has any idea who the next president of Italy will be. It is likely that there’s a secret short list of candidates and Mr Napolitano may not have resigned until […]

Departure of Italy’s President Imminent

After recent speculation, Italy’s President Napolitano has now hinted that his mandate is coming to a, premature, end. In other words, he will resign soon; precisely when, remains unknown. Even though the date of Napolitano’s resignation is not known, the battle to find a suitable successor is already in full swing though a list of successors has yet to be officially […]

Choosing a New President for Italy

Italy expects its 89 year old President Giorgio Napolitano to step down soon. That Mr Napolitano will actually go has been neither confirmed nor denied officially though it seems likely. Reportedly, the date of Mr Napolitano’s departure will coincide with the end of Italy’s presidency of the Council of European Union which is due to […]

Obama in Italy

The day after Barak Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States of America, all the Italian newspapers I saw at our local news-stand had Obama related headlines.

Barack Obama’s Win

I didn’t think I would live to see the day that the United States of America would vote an Africa-American president into power.