Pier Luigi Bersani http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29445/all en Supporters hope Italy's Bersani can unite country http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/supporters-hope-italys-bersani-can-unite-country <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Supporters of Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani are looking to the cigar-chomping former communist to become their next prime minister and unite the crisis-hit country.</p> <p>"I am expecting change and a sense of direction," 33-year-old Emiliano said at an election rally this week in a small theatre near the Arno River on the outskirts of Florence.</p> <p>"I think it would be good for the people and for the country," he added.</p> <p>Enzo Pisanu came from Sardinia for the rally -- co-hosted by Bersani and his former rival for the party leadership, Florence mayor Matteo Renzi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/supporters-hope-italys-bersani-can-unite-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:45:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743797 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Bersani faces choice between Monti and leftist ally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/italys-bersani-faces-choice-between-monti-and-leftist-ally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Democratic Party leader eyes deal with Monti</p> <p>* Leftist ally warns him not to risk election pact</p> <p>* Berlusconi cuts into centre-left poll lead</p> <p>By James Mackenzie</p> <p>ROME, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The leader of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party is facing pressure to ditch his leftist allies and seek a pact with outgoing premier Mario Monti as a resurgent Silvio Berlusconi threatens to spoil an election victory that once seemed assured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/italys-bersani-faces-choice-between-monti-and-leftist-ally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747767 at http://www.globalpost.com NEWSMAKER-Italy's Bersani on anti-glamour quest for power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/newsmaker-italys-bersani-anti-glamour-quest-power <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Centre-left leader contrasts with flamboyant rivals</p> <p>* Polls suggest Bersani on course to lead next government</p> <p>* Former communist reassures European partners</p> <p>By James Mackenzie</p> <p>ROME, Feb 21 (Reuters) - In an electoral landscape crowded with some of the most colourful personalities in European politics, Italy's centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani is a conspicuously unglamorous exception.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/newsmaker-italys-bersani-anti-glamour-quest-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762317 at http://www.globalpost.com NEWSMAKER-Italy's Bersani on anti-glamour quest for power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/newsmaker-italys-bersani-anti-glamour-quest-power <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Centre-left leader contrasts with flamboyant rivals</p> <p>* Polls suggest Bersani on course to lead next government</p> <p>* Former communist reassures European partners</p> <p>By James Mackenzie</p> <p>ROME, Feb 24 (Reuters) - In an electoral landscape crowded with some of the most colourful personalities in European politics, Italy's centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani is a conspicuously unglamorous exception.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/newsmaker-italys-bersani-anti-glamour-quest-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:16:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764806 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Leftist leader Bersani warns Italy in 'delicate situation' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/urgent-leftist-leader-bersani-warns-italy-delicate-situation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Monday said Italy faced a "delicate situation" after his coalition appeared to have won a majority in the lower house but failed to take the upper house following critical elections.</p> <p>"It is clear to everyone that this is a very delicate situation for the country. We will handle the responsibilities that these elections have given us in Italy's interest," Bersani said in his first reaction to the vote.</p> <p>dt/ide/jj</p> Energy in Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Italy AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:16:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766480 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Bersani seeks way forward after vote impasse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/italys-bersani-seeks-way-forward-after-vote-impasse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Centre-left leader outlines 8-point "core programme"</p> <p>* To seek parliament approval, rejects deal with Berlusconi</p> <p>* Calls on Grillo to act responsibly</p> <p>By James Mackenzie</p> <p>ROME, March 6 (Reuters) - Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani, under fire for falling short in last week's election, sought on Wednesday to rally his party behind a plan to form a minority government backed by populist leader Beppe Grillo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/italys-bersani-seeks-way-forward-after-vote-impasse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775010 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Italy's Bersani seeks way out of vote impasse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-italys-bersani-seeks-way-out-vote-impasse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Centre-left leader outlines "core programme"</p> <p>* Rejects making deal with Berlusconi</p> <p>* Calls on Grillo to act responsibly</p> <p>* Agency downgrades Italian debt over political uncertainty</p> <p>By James Mackenzie</p> <p>ROME, March 6 (Reuters) - Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani rallied his party on Wednesday behind a plan to form a minority government backed by populist Beppe Grillo after failing to secure victory in last week's election.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/update-1-italys-bersani-seeks-way-out-vote-impasse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Prime Ministers of Italy Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:16:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775343 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-After Grillo, Florence mayor was a big winner in Italy's vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/analysis-after-grillo-florence-mayor-was-big-winner-italys-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Renzi made failed challenge to Bersani last year</p> <p>* Could be difficult foe for Grillo</p> <p>* Biding time in tricky party contest</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, March 8 (Reuters) - The big winner in Italy's election was populist leader Beppe Grillo, but young Florence mayor Matteo Renzi is emerging as a less obvious beneficiary of a huge protest vote that threatens to destroy the old political system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/analysis-after-grillo-florence-mayor-was-big-winner-italys-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Italy Matteo Renzi Pier Luigi Bersani Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 06:46:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776879 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Renzi big beneficiary of Italy vote, tops poll for premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-renzi-big-beneficiary-italy-vote-tops-poll-premier <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Renzi made failed challenge to Bersani last year</p> <p>* Could be difficult foe for Grillo</p> <p>* New poll shows Renzi as favourite for premier (Adds new poll)</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, March 8 (Reuters) - The big winner in Italy's election was populist leader Beppe Grillo, but young Florence mayor Matteo Renzi is emerging as a less obvious beneficiary of a huge protest vote that threatens to destroy the old political system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/update-1-renzi-big-beneficiary-italy-vote-tops-poll-premier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Italy Matteo Renzi Pier Luigi Bersani Politics Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777127 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Berlusconi pledges protests over vote for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/italys-bersani-seeks-way-out-political-deadlock <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Roberto Landucci</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promised a wave of protests if a centre-left candidate was elected to succeed President Giorgio Napolitano, as the stalemate after last month's deadlocked elections deepened on Monday.</p> <p>Electing the new head of state is the next big task for parliament, now split into three rival blocs after the election which left the centre-left in control of the lower house but short of a majority in the Senate and unable to govern.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130317/italys-bersani-seeks-way-out-political-deadlock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italian Life Senators Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 17:45:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5786122 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Bersani manoeuvres for new government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/italy-parties-split-president-seeks-way-out-stalemate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Mackenzie and Gavin Jones</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Thursday appealed to all parties in parliament to back a new government, a move that may brighten prospects of resolving the political deadlock following last month's inconclusive election.</p> <p>After meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano, Bersani said "all the forces in parliament" should support a government with a programme of reforms presented by the centre-left.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/italy-parties-split-president-seeks-way-out-stalemate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Italian Life Senators Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics Politics of Europe Social democratic parties Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:16:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5789888 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy president asks Bersani to see if can form government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/no-sign-political-unity-italy-awaits-presidents-decision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By James Mackenzie and Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME (Reuters) - President Giorgio Napolitano asked centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Friday to assess whether he can win enough support in Italy's divided parliament to form a government and end the political deadlock left by elections last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130322/no-sign-political-unity-italy-awaits-presidents-decision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy in Italy Europe Italian Life Senators Italy Labor Law Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Prime Ministers of Italy Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5791006 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Bersani called for expected government mandate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/italys-bersani-called-expected-government-mandate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani is expected to receive a formal invitation to attempt to form Italy's next government after he was summoned to a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday at 1600 GMT.</p> <p>The meeting follows talks between political leaders aimed at resolving the deadlock created by elections in which the centre-left won the most votes but failed to get a majority in parliament.</p> <p>"President Napolitano has convoked Pier Luigi Bersani to the Quirinal Palace," the president's office said in a statement, referring to the presidential residence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/italys-bersani-called-expected-government-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Europe Politics of Italy AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:46:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791079 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Leftist Bersani gets nod to form Italy government: president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/urgent-leftist-bersani-gets-nod-form-italy-government-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani got the formal go-ahead on Friday to try to form Italy's next government even though his coalition failed to win an overall majority in parliament in elections last month.</p> <p>"I have asked Bersani to verify whether he has the parliamentary support required to form a new government. He will refer back to me as soon as possible," President Giorgio Napolitano said after two days of consultations with political leaders.</p> <p>dt/boc</p> Energy in Italy Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Italy AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:16:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791268 at http://www.globalpost.com Leftist Bersani gets nod to form Italy government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/leftist-bersani-gets-nod-form-italy-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani got the formal go-ahead on Friday to try to form Italy's next government after his coalition won elections last month but failed to get an overall majority.</p> <p>"I have asked Bersani to verify whether he has the parliamentary support required to form a new government. He will report back to me as soon as possible," President Giorgio Napolitano said after two days of consultations with political leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/leftist-bersani-gets-nod-form-italy-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Giorgio Napolitano Italy Pier Luigi Bersani Politics of Italy AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:32:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791280 at http://www.globalpost.com