People take part in a rally calling for lower taxes and better protection for small enterprises in downtown Rome

For how long will the “C” factor work for Italian prime minister-in-waiting Matteo Renzi? The “C” in question stands for “culo” (arse) which co(...)

Italy’s prime minister-designate Matteo Renzi arrives at the lower house of parliament in Rome on Tuesday for talks with parties on setting a government programme and forming a new cabinet. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/ EPA

A senior Italian centre-left figure and former minister has suggested that the team of prime minister-in-waiting Matteo Renzi is in a state of (...)