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Napolitano reads riot act to Italy's politicians

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Monday he had agreed to his re-election as head of state because of an unprecedented political deadlock and threatened to resign if politicians failed to implement vital reforms. Full story

Election of Italy president opens door to new government

ROME (Reuters) - The re-election of Italy's president has raised the prospect of an end to the two months of political stalemate that have followed the general election, with a move to form a government foreseen within days. Full story

Italy president says successor to inherit political stalemate

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Friday that the political deadlock left by February's deadlocked election can be broken only if opposing political forces collaborate, and it will be up to his successor to oversee the process. Full story

Italy's president says next government must continue reforms

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Monday said that whoever wins the upcoming parliamentary election, due in February, must make wide-ranging institutional and economic reforms. Full story

Italy president says to speak to Monti about political crisis

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said he would speak to Prime Minister Mario Monti as soon as possible about the future of his government, whose term ends early next year, after meeting political party leaders on Friday. Full story

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