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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

ITA

Website

Italy

Established

3/17/1861

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/3/2004


Institutions

Chamber of Deputies

European Parliament

Government

President

Senate

Regions

Abruzzo

Basilicata

Calabria

Campania

Emilia-Romagna

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Lazio

Liguria

Lombardia

Marche

Molise

Piemonte

Sardegna

Siciliana

Toscana

Trentino-Alto Adige

Umbria

Valle d'Aosta

Veneto

Apulia

Christian Democracy

Italian Communist Party

Italian Socialist Party

Party Leadership

Democratic Party

The Union


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.


INFO LINKS

President of the Republic

Parliamentary Chamber of Deputies

Parliamentary Senate of the Republic

Prime Minister of Italy and President of the Council of Ministers

Italian Ministry of Defense

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Embassy of Italy in the United States

Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations


MAP

 


MEDIA

Newspaper

La Stampa

Newspaper

La Repubblica


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

Contributor

5/7/2012 5:00 am

News

Local Polls in Italy Give Leg Up to Tiny Parties

Picimpalious

9/23/2011 10:00 pm

News

Internet outing of 'gay' MPs shocks Italy

Homegrown Democrat

2/15/2011 6:55 pm

News

Silvio Berlusconi sent for trial accused of paying for sex with teenager

Hail to the Rookies

1/19/2011 5:00 pm

Profile

Nichi Vendola, a gay, ex-communist governor, becomes the unlikely rival to Italy's Berlusconi

Monsieur

12/14/2010 9:40 am

News

Silvio Berlusconi wins Italy confidence vote

L'illusionniste

9/7/2010 12:00 pm

General

Rome prepares to demolish 200 illegal Gypsy camps

kal

4/13/2009 6:00 pm

News

Holocaust survivors aid quake victims; The hard-hit communities helped protect Jewish families during WWII

Brandon

7/7/2008 9:35 pm

General

EU lawmakers scold Italy for Gypsy fingerprinting

RP

4/7/2008 11:30 am

Event

Hemingway haunt gives discounts to "poor Americans"

The Oncoming Storm

1/24/2008 4:00 pm

News

Italian premier resigns after vote loss

particleman

12/13/2007 6:00 am

Analysis

In Italy, a winter of discontent

Imperator

11/13/2007 12:00 pm

News

Italy cancels football weekend after fan death and hooligan riots

Patrick

10/26/2007 1:00 pm

Speculative

Aliens caused Sicily fires, say officials

Patrick

10/5/2007 8:00 pm

News

Uproar over tax break for "big babies" [Italy]

--

2/21/2007 12:00 pm

News

Prodi faces coalition crisis

L'illusionniste

10/30/2006 2:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Italian court orders former PM Berlusconi to stand trial

Brandon

5/29/2006 9:30 pm

News

Prodi coalition OK in local elections

RP

5/26/2006 3:40 pm

Announcement

Italy to pull 1,100 troops from Iraq

off_to_DC

5/5/2006 11:15 pm

News

Transgender MP fights toilet 'apartheid'

--

4/18/2006 9:00 pm

News

Alessandra Mussolini Runs for Mayor of Rome

The Sunset Provision

4/12/2006 12:00 pm

News

Canadian wins a seat in the Italian parliament

Monsieur

3/23/2006 8:00 am

General

Italians outraged over U.S. security warning

RP

6/24/2005 12:50 pm

General

Italy Judge Orders Arrest of 13 CIA Agents

RP

6/22/2005 2:00 pm

Legal Ruling

Italy Convicts 10 Ex-Nazis for Massacre

Nothing wrong, just gone

6/6/2005 6:00 pm

Statement

Minister urges fine for burka

RP

6/3/2005 2:00 pm

News

Italian Minister Calls for Lira's Return

Brandon

4/18/2005 1:00 pm

News

Berlusconi 'to form new coalition'

Ben

3/16/2005 4:10 pm

News

Italy to start pulling troops out of Iraq in September

Patrick

2/21/2005 12:00 am

News

Italy angry at EU language curbs

None Entered

1/9/2005 12:00 am

News

Italians brace for brave new non-smoking world -- in public places

None Entered

10/13/2004 12:00 am

Idiocy

Europe Controlled By 'Faggots' Italian Cabinet Member Asserts

Summer Intern

9/29/2004 12:00 am

News

Italy 'paid $1m to free hostages'

Guy

5/4/2004 12:00 am

News

Italy media boss quits in protest

Guy

4/12/2004 12:00 am

News

Berlusconi in surprise Iraq visit

User 13

3/27/2004 12:00 am

News

Italy Elections - Berlusconi opposition would withdraw troops from Iraq coalition

Gerald Farinas

1/29/2004 12:00 am

News

Berlusconi admits plastic surgery

User 13

1/26/2004 12:00 am

News

Cheney Thanks Italy for Support in Iraq

None Entered

10/30/2003 12:00 am

News

Italy's Andreotti cleared of murder

Picimpalious

10/26/2003 12:00 am

News

Storm over Italy crucifix ruling

Picimpalious

9/11/2003 12:00 am

Scandal

Berlusconi Backs Off Mussolini Quote

RP


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