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Italy politicians thrash out plans for post-crisis leader | Reuters

Updated : Dec 10, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Italy politicians thrash out plans for post-crisis leader | Reuters

By Antonella Cinelli and Isla Binnie | ROME ROME Political parties made their cases to Italy's president on Saturday for ways out of a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister following his defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform.Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) was planning to use a meeting with President Sergio Mattarella later in the day to argue that Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, 62, should lead the new government, four party sources told Reuters.If he gets the nod, Gentiloni could take office next week and would face an immediate crisis in the banking sector, with the country's third-largest lender, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, likely to need state intervention to avoid collapse.Mattarella, a 75-year-old former constitutional court judge, must decide if someone can lead the country to national elections scheduled for 2018, or whether the next government will serve only until early elections in spring.Italians rejected Renzi's constitutional reform in a popular vote on Dec. 4, leading the 41 year-old to fulfil a pledge to resign as premier. #Politics #United States #Economy #Business #Middle East #markets #Italy
Parties make their cases to Italy president for new leader | Reuters

Updated : Dec 10, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Parties make their cases to Italy president for new leader | Reuters

By Antonella Cinelli and Isla Binnie | ROME ROME Political parties made their cases to Italy's head of state on Saturday for candidates to lead the country out of a government crisis prompted by Matteo Renzi's resignation as prime minister.President Sergio Mattarella, a 75 year-old former constitutional court judge, must decide if someone can lead the country to elections scheduled for 2018, or whether an interim government could serve until early elections in spring.Italians rejected Renzi's constitutional reform in a popular vote on Dec. 4, leading the 41 year-old to fulfil a pledge to resign as premier if he failed to rally support for it.Mattarella started with smaller parliamentary groups on Thursday, gearing up to finish with Renzi's Democratic Party (PD), which holds a majority in both houses, later on Saturday.Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, whose small centre-right grouping in the ruling coalition met Mattarella around midday, said his party would support a new mandate for Renzi, although a parliamentary source said last week the PD leader had ruled out - for the moment - staying on as a caretaker #Politics #science #Europe #markets #Italy #Entertainment #article
After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume | Reuters

Updated : Dec 10, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

After impeachment of South Korean president, anti-Park rallies resume | Reuters

By Jack Kim and Nataly Pak | SEOUL SEOUL Protestors demanding that South Korean President Park Geun-hye step down marched on Saturday for a seventh straight weekend, a day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to impeach her and put the fate of her presidency in the hands of a nine-judge court. The crowd estimated by organisers at 200,000 packing a large square in downtown Seoul was significantly smaller than in recent weeks but festive, with performances of music between speeches calling for the early removal of Park."We demand that the Constitutional Court make a decision of conscience and justice and do not act against the will of the people," Jung Kang-ja, one of the leaders of a coalition of civic groups backing the rally, said in a speech.Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who became acting president late on Friday after the impeachment vote, called on authorities to ensure that rallies are peaceful and sought to calm anxiety over national security and to reassure financial markets"So far, financial and foreign exchange markets have been relatively stable and there are no signs of unusual movements by the North, but all public servants should bear vigilance in mind as they conduct their duties," Hwang told a meeting.Park's powers were suspended after 234 of parliament's 300 members voted to impeach her, meaning more than 60 members of her own party backed the motion against her.The impeachment, which has to be reviewed and approved by the Constitutional Court within 180 days to remove Park from office, sets the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be ousted in disgrace.Park, 64, the daughter of a former military ruler, is accused of colluding with a friend and a former aide, both of whom prosecutors have indicted, to pressure big businesses to donate to foundations set up to back her policy initiatives.Park, who is serving a single five-year term ending in February 2018, has denied wrongdoing but apologised for carelessness in her ties with her friend, Choi Soon-sil #Politics #United States #Europe #Argentina #President #lifestyle
Goa poll 2017: State BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar rules out AAP threat, predicts smooth sailing

Updated : Dec 10, 2016

By : Ajay Jha

Category : Politics

Goa poll 2017: State BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar rules out AAP threat, predicts smooth sailing

The Goa BJP president, while listing reasons for being confident of emerging victorious, listed the fight against corruption besides development as one of the major planks of the BJP. #Politics #BJP #PoliticsDecoder #Shiv Sena #Maharashtra #Haryana Janhit Congress #Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party #Amit Shah #Vinay
Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa: Things seem fine for Sasikala, but plenty can go wrong

Updated : Dec 10, 2016

By : Srinivasa Prasad

Category : Politics

Tamil Nadu after Jayalalithaa: Things seem fine for Sasikala, but plenty can go wrong

Jayalalithaa’s death on 5 December and Sasikala’s feat in anointing O Panneerselvam as the new Chief Minister in the middle of night and then, equally swiftly, taking full charge of the affairs of the AIADMK sent the rank and file of that party into stunned silence. #Politics #Tamil Nadu #DMK #PoliticsDecoder #Jayalalithaa #AIADMK #Sasikala #Disproportionate Assets Case #Panneerselvam #Tamil Nadu politics
Parliament disrupted: Should Modi govt take Rahul Gandhi's 'earthquake' warning seriously?

Updated : Dec 09, 2016

By : Sanjay Singh

Category : Politics

Parliament disrupted: Should Modi govt take Rahul Gandhi's 'earthquake' warning seriously?

Rahul Gandhi thinks that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fearful of facing and his party MPs on the floor of the House because Congress vice-president's powerful oratory and substance of revealing that demonetisation was India's biggest ever scam. #Politics #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Rajya Sabha #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Lok Sabha #parliament #Winter session #Demonetisation
South Koreans celebrate impeachment of President Park | Reuters

Updated : Dec 09, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

South Koreans celebrate impeachment of President Park | Reuters

By Ju-min Park | SEOUL SEOUL Jubilant South Koreans celebrated with cheers, hugs and selfies on Friday, after lawmakers voted to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye over an influence-pedalling scandal that had drawn huge crowds to weekly protests demanding she step down.The impeachment motion, passed by 234 lawmakers with 56 opposed, suspends Park's powers and leaves the Constitutional Court to decide whether to uphold the motion and remove Park from office or reject it and reinstate her.A large crowd of demonstrators gathered outside parliament in anticipation of the outcome greeted the news with cheers."I feel great!" said 54-year-old rice farmer Im Chae-jum. #Politics #United States #India #Middle East #markets
Sonia turns 70: Can Rahul match his mother who battled all odds to reach where she did?

Updated : Dec 09, 2016

By : Saroj Nagi

Category : Politics

Sonia turns 70: Can Rahul match his mother who battled all odds to reach where she did?

As Sonia turns 70 on Friday and prepares to hand the baton to Rahul, will the son measure up to his mother who battled all odds to reach where she did? #Politics #Sonia Gandhi #Manmohan Singh #Congress #PoliticsDecoder #Jayalalithaa #Rahul Gandhi #Rajiv Gandhi #Indira Gandhi #Congress Working Committee #Jawaharlal Nehru #Demonetisation #Motilal Nehru #PV Narsimha Rao #Uri terror attack
Italy president starts talks to seek way out of political crisis | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Italy president starts talks to seek way out of political crisis | Reuters

By Steve Scherer and Francesca Piscioneri | ROME ROME Italy's president began talks with political leaders on Thursday to seek a way out of the political crisis caused by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.Sergio Mattarella, a 75-year-old former politician and constitutional court judge, must decide if someone can lead Italy to elections scheduled for 2018, or whether an interim government should serve until a snap vote can be held in spring.Mattarella, a former Christian Democrat with a less interventionist style than his predecessor Giorgio Napolitano, begins talks with institutional leaders at 6 p.m. #Politics #United States #Middle East #Europe #Italy #european #political