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- Historic victory for the left
- By Jordi Martorell, Socialist Appeal, May
1996. For the first time the Communists have now entered
government. This has raised great expectations and
euphoria. However, the character of this new government is a
‘popular front’ coalition of the former
Communist Party, the PDS, with some small capitalist
- Italian leftists change party name
- Associated Press, 14 February 1998. Italy's leftist
parties ended a congress Saturday with a new name, new
symbol and appeals for unity. By changing its name to the
Democrats of the Left, Italy's largest party, Democratic
Party of the Left, hopes to unify a myriad of leftist
splinter groups under its banner.
- Who will pay the price of a new united
- By David Bacon, 18 February 1998. Italy's new
government of former communists says the country can't
afford generous pensions any longer: a price that had to be
paid to keep the country's whole pension system afloat,
while meeting the stiff budget-cutting requirements for
joining the new Europe.
- Italians Vote On Future of Small
- By R. Jeffrey Smith, Washington Post, Sunday
21 May 2000. Italy has 44 political parties and its
government rarely passes a major piece of reform
legislation. If it passes, the referendum could
revolutionize Italy's political system by changing the
way parliamentary seats are allocated, thereby discouraging
the fractious coalitions.
- Politics Italian Style
- Interview, LabourNet, 20 October
2000. Italian journalist's union official Rodolfo Falvo
talks to Peter Lewis about Italy's Rupert Murdoch and
why Italian politics is so crazy.
- Controversy Erupts Over Return of Aksum
- UN Integrated Regional Information Network (UNIRIN), 24
July 2001. The Ethiopian government has reacted angrily to
remarks last week by an Italian government official who
opposes the return to Ethiopia of an ancient stone obelisk,
taken to Rome in 1937 on the orders of the Italian fascist
dictator, Benito Mussolini.