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  Government  Matteo Renzi 0 14 +100.00%
  Chamber of Deputies  Democratic Party 0 13 +29.68%
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Established March 17, 1861
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 03, 2004 02:45pm
DescriptionItalian Republic
Repubblica Italiana

The Italian Republic is a Southern European nation, positioned on a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia. With its capital in Rome, Italy consists of 20 regions with their own governments: Abruzzi, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Marche, Molise, Piemonte, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Umbria, Valle d'Aosta, Veneto. The country is also divided into provinces. The Italian Republic is symbolized in the President, who is Head of State, elected by an electoral college. The Head of Government is the Prime Minister, who is referred to as the President of the Council of Ministers, or the Cabinet. Legislation is the jurisdiction of the Parlamento, a bicameral parliament consisting of a Chamber of Deputies and Senate.

On March 17, 1861, the Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed by King Victor Emmanuel. However, Italy was not finally unified until 1870. In the 1920s, Benito Mussolini dissolved the King's parliament and declared himself dictator and formed an axis with Germany's Adolf Hitler. Upon the defeat of the axis, a democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946. Today, it is one of the leading members of the European Union.
Italy Regions

Embassy of Italy in the United States  Discuss
Italian Ministry of Defense  Discuss
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Discuss
Parliamentary Chamber of Deputies  Discuss
Parliamentary Senate of the Republic  Discuss
Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations  Discuss
President of the Republic  Discuss
Prime Minister of Italy and President of the Council of Ministers  Discuss



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May 20, 2012 07:00am May 21, 2012 07:00am General Election Italy Local Run-Offs  Picimpalious 
Nov 25, 2012 05:00pm Nov 25, 2012 05:00pm Primary Election Italy Centre-Left Prime Minister Primary  Picimpalious 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 07, 2012 05:00am News Local Polls in Italy Give Leg Up to Tiny Parties   Article Picimpalious 
Sep 23, 2011 10:00pm News Internet outing of 'gay' MPs shocks Italy   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Feb 15, 2011 06:55pm News Silvio Berlusconi sent for trial accused of paying for sex with teenager  Article Hail to the Rookies 
Jan 19, 2011 05:00pm Profile Nichi Vendola, a gay, ex-communist governor, becomes the unlikely rival to Italy's Berlusconi  Article Monsieur 
Dec 14, 2010 09:40am News Silvio Berlusconi wins Italy confidence vote  Article L'illusionniste 
Sep 07, 2010 12:00pm General Rome prepares to demolish 200 illegal Gypsy camps  Article kal 

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