Matteo Renzi

Italy's Renzi ready to return to politics after referendum defeat

After picking himself up from a crushing referendum defeat that led to his ouster as Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi said in an interview on Sunday that he is working on his political...

Italy's Renzi says referendum was "not a loss, but a super-loss"

Former Italian premier Matteo Renzi said Sunday that a referendum defeat that cost him his job was a huge setback, but aborted plans to reopen a leadership contest within his own Democratic Party...

Italy's foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni set to become next premier

Italy's outgoing foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni got a presidential summons on Sunday, strongly suggesting that he was going to be asked to form a new government, ending a week-old political...

Mattarella looking to usher in functioning Italian government quickly

Following crisis talks in Rome on Saturday, Italian President Sergio Mattarella said he will be taking steps soon to usher in a new government.

Italian president starts 48-hour round of talks on post-Renzi crisis

Italian President Sergio Mattarella was starting Thursday the hard slog of lifting his country from a political quagmire, triggered by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation following a...

Renzi quits as prime minister, leaving Italy in political quagmire

Italy was plunged into fresh political turmoil Wednesday, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after complying with a request to oversee the parliamentary passage of key financial legislation...

Brexit campaign congratulates Italy on referendum rejection

A campaign that backed Britain's referendum to leave the European Union congratulates Italians on voting against a constitutional reform referendum on Sunday, which ultimately led to Prime...

President tells Italy's Renzi to delay quitting until budget approved

Italian President Sergio Mattarella thwarted Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plan to quickly resign on Monday by telling the government head to keep doing his job until parliament sorts out the...

Concerns high as Europe eyes post-Renzi Italy

Chancellor Angela Merkel led German and European leaders on Monday in expressing regret about Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's decision to stand aside after his parliamentary reform...

Italy president set to steer political crisis after Renzi resignation

Italian President Sergio Mattarella called for "calm" on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation in the wake of losing a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms....

Renzi set to hand in resignation after "clear-cut" referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was due to tender his resignation on Monday after losing a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms that was seen by many as a plebiscite on his popularity...

Italy's Renzi concedes referendum defeat, announces resignation

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has conceded defeat on a referendum battle to approve constitutional reforms and said he would hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Monday...

Renzi set for crushing referendum defeat, under pressure to resign

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi looked likely Sunday to make good on a promise to resign after early data suggested he had comprehensively lost a referendum on constitutional reforms sponsored...

Italian voters reject Renzi's constitutional reforms, exit polls show

Italians have rejected reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, exit polls from a referendum show.

Hero to zero? Italy's Renzi puts career on the line in referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risks becoming Europe's youngest political has-been if Sunday's constitutional referendum does not go his way.