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A guard salutes as Matteo Renzi, the leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), arrives at Quirinal palace in Rome where president Giorgio Napolitano invited him to form a government. Photograph: Allesandro Di Meo/Reuters.

For a ‘demolition man’, he was awfully well-dressed. It was a very institutional looking Matteo Renzi who this morning a(...)

Matteo Renzi in Florence, Italy, yesterday. Photograph:  EPA/Maurizio Degl’Innocenti

Matteo Renzi, the newest kid on the Italian government block, may this morning receive a preliminary mandate from state p (...)

Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi during a ceremony at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence yesterday. President Giorgio Napolitano is expected to give a mandate to Mr Renzi to form a government. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/EPA

In a country with a strong tendency towards gerontocracy, one can only welcome the figure of 39-year-old Matteo Renzi. After all, this is a cou(...)

Enrico Letta arrives at the presidential palace to tender his resignation after his Democratic Party backed leader Matteo Renzi’s call for a new government. EPA/Alessandro Di Meo

Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigned his office as expected, on another dramatic day which saw Italy’s most r(...)

 Democratic Party (PD) leader and Florence mayor, Matteo Renzi, during a ceremony at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy, today. He is set to become prime minister today when asked to form a government by the president. Photograph: Maurizio Degl’ Innocenti/EPA

Italy’s most recent government crisis went into overdrive today as the “irrevocable” resignation of prime minister Enrico Letta was officially (...)

Centre-left leader Matteo Renzi (38) is expected to become Italy’s youngest leader. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

Black clouds of instability returned to haunt the Italian political landscape yesterday follo(...)

Italy’s prime minister Enrico Letta gestures during a news conference at Chigi Palace in Rome on Wednesday. He resisted  pressure  to resign and let centre-left leader Matteo Renzi form a new government. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italy’s prime minister Enrico Letta faces a showdown with his own centre-left party on Thursday that could lead to his resignation and the appo(...)

Uncertainty over the future of the Italian prime minister Enrico Letta failed to unnerve investors. Photograph: Bloomberg
Italy sells debt at record low

Italy sold the top planned amount at a bond auction today paying the cheapest three-year yield since the launch of the euro as uncertainty over(...)

Democratic Party leader Matteo Renzi leaves Chigi Palace in Rome after a meeting with Italian prime minister Enrico Letta yesterday. Photograph: Alessandro di Meo/EPA

For the umpteenth time the fate of Italy’s 10-month old coalition government led by Enrico Le(...)

A figurine depicting former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, with whom Matteo Renzi is in talks over reform, stands on display  on Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Prof D’Alimonte held up his hands in frustration. Come on you lot, all you foreign correspondents, you simply do not understand, do you?The scene was (...)

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