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  Italy
Institutions
  President  Sergio Mattarella 0 22 +68.55%
  Government  Mario Draghi 0 21 A +100.00%
  Senate  Centre-Right Coalition 0 18 +7.94%
  Chamber of Deputies  Centre-Right Coalition 0 18 +6.03%
Regions
 Abruzzo    
 Basilicata    
 Calabria    
 Campania    
 Emilia-Romagna    
 Friuli-Venezia Giulia    
 Lazio    
 Liguria    
 Lombardia    
 Marche    
 Molise    
 Piemonte    
 Puglia    
 Sardegna    
 Siciliana    
 Toscana    
 Trentino-Alto Adige    
 Umbria    
 Valle d'Aosta    
 Veneto    
European Union
  European Parliament  Northern League 0 19 +11.52%
Party Leadership
 Brothers of Italy    
  Democratic Party  Enrico Letta 0 21 +98.85%
  Five Star Movement  Giuseppe Conte 0 21 +85.62%
 Forza Italia    
 Italia Viva    
  Lega Nord  Matteo Salvini 2 17 +65.40%
  More Europe  Benedetto Della Vedova 1 19 +25.49%
Referenda
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San Marino  
Slovenia  
Switzerland  
Vatican City  
Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
Adriatic Sea  
Ionian Sea  
Ligurian Sea  
Mediterranean Sea  
Tyrrhenian Sea  

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Established March 17, 1861
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedGerald Farinas May 03, 2004 02:45pm
Description Italian 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.

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INFORMATION LINKS
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

VOTER REGISTRATION

MEDIA
Category Name
Newspaper La Repubblica 
Newspaper La Stampa 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
May 20, 2012 07:00am May 21, 2012 07:00am General Election Italy Local Run-Offs  411 Name Removed 
Nov 25, 2012 05:00pm Nov 25, 2012 05:00pm Primary Election Italy Centre-Left Prime Minister Primary  411 Name Removed 
Mar 04, 2018 12:00am Mar 04, 2018 04:00pm General Election Italy General Election  IndyGeorgia 
Sep 25, 2022 12:00am Sep 25, 2022 04:00pm General Election Italy General Election  IndyGeorgia 

BOOKS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 27, 2022 12:00pm Legal Ruling Italy’s Highest Court Rules Children to Be Given Mother’s and Father’s Surnames  Article IndyGeorgia 
Jul 13, 2021 04:00am Perspective Italy gets an ego boost  Article IndyGeorgia 
Feb 11, 2021 12:55pm News Draghi Wins Backing of Largest Party in Italian Parliament  Article Bojicat 
Dec 06, 2019 10:20am Poll Half of Italians want 'strongman' in power, survey shows  Article IndyGeorgia 
Aug 17, 2018 10:00am General Italy's crumbling infrastructure under scrutiny after bridge collapse  Article IndyGeorgia 
May 07, 2012 05:00am News Local Polls in Italy Give Leg Up to Tiny Parties   Article 411 Name Removed 
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 New Jerusalem 
Sep 07, 2010 12:00pm General Rome prepares to demolish 200 illegal Gypsy camps  Article kal 
Apr 13, 2009 06:00pm News Holocaust survivors aid quake victims; The hard-hit communities helped protect Jewish families during WWII  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Jul 07, 2008 09:35pm General EU lawmakers scold Italy for Gypsy fingerprinting  Article RP 
Apr 07, 2008 11:30am Event Hemingway haunt gives discounts to "poor Americans"  Article The Oncoming Storm 
Jan 24, 2008 04:00pm News Italian premier resigns after vote loss  Article particleman 
Dec 13, 2007 06:00am Analysis In Italy, a winter of discontent  Article Imperator 
Nov 13, 2007 12:00pm News Italy cancels football weekend after fan death and hooligan riots  Article Patrick 
Oct 05, 2007 08:00pm News Uproar over tax break for "big babies" [Italy]  Article Servo 
Feb 21, 2007 12:00pm News Prodi faces coalition crisis  Article New Jerusalem 
Oct 30, 2006 02:00pm Legal Ruling Italian court orders former PM Berlusconi to stand trial  Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 29, 2006 09:30pm News Prodi coalition OK in local elections  Article RP 
May 26, 2006 03:40pm Announcement Italy to pull 1,100 troops from Iraq  Article off_to_DC 
May 05, 2006 11:15pm News Transgender MP fights toilet 'apartheid'  Article Servo 
Apr 18, 2006 09:00pm News Alessandra Mussolini Runs for Mayor of Rome  Article The Sunset Provision 
Apr 12, 2006 12:00pm News Canadian wins a seat in the Italian parliament  Article Monsieur 
Mar 23, 2006 08:00am General Italians outraged over U.S. security warning  Article RP 
Jun 24, 2005 12:50pm General Italy Judge Orders Arrest of 13 CIA Agents  Article RP 
Jun 22, 2005 02:00pm Legal Ruling Italy Convicts 10 Ex-Nazis for Massacre  Article Thomas Walker 
Jun 06, 2005 06:00pm Statement Minister urges fine for burka  Article RP 
Jun 03, 2005 02:00pm News Italian Minister Calls for Lira's Return  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 18, 2005 01:00pm News Berlusconi 'to form new coalition'  Article Ben 
Mar 16, 2005 04:10pm News Italy to start pulling troops out of Iraq in September  Article Patrick 
Feb 21, 2005 12:00am News Italy angry at EU language curbs  Article None Entered 
Jan 09, 2005 12:00am News Italians brace for brave new non-smoking world -- in public places  Article None Entered 
Oct 13, 2004 12:00am Idiocy Europe Controlled By 'Faggots' Italian Cabinet Member Asserts  Article Summer Intern 
Sep 29, 2004 12:00am News Italy 'paid $1m to free hostages'  Article Guy 
May 04, 2004 12:00am News Italy media boss quits in protest  Article Guy 
Apr 12, 2004 12:00am News Berlusconi in surprise Iraq visit  Article User 13 
Mar 27, 2004 12:00am News Italy Elections - Berlusconi opposition would withdraw troops from Iraq coalition  Article Gerald Farinas 
Jan 29, 2004 12:00am News Berlusconi admits plastic surgery  Article User 13 
Jan 26, 2004 12:00am News Cheney Thanks Italy for Support in Iraq  Article None Entered 
Oct 30, 2003 12:00am News Italy's Andreotti cleared of murder  Article 411 Name Removed 
Oct 26, 2003 12:00am News Storm over Italy crucifix ruling  Article 411 Name Removed 
Sep 11, 2003 12:00am Scandal Berlusconi Backs Off Mussolini Quote  Article RP 

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