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June 9, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Do touch that dial! That is the invitation to TV-watching Italian voters this weekend from reformers plotting to overhaul the most blatantly political and closely held national television system in Western Europe. Ninety percent of Italy's 57 million viewers regularly watch one of six channels--three of them state-owned, the other three owned by former and would-be Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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June 9, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Do touch that dial! That is the invitation to TV-watching Italian voters this weekend from reformers plotting to overhaul the most blatantly political and closely held national television system in Western Europe. Ninety percent of Italy's 57 million viewers regularly watch one of six channels--three of them state-owned, the other three owned by former and would-be Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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April 17, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Vittore prison has been a stern landmark of dynamo Milan since the 19th Century, but only now that it's a star of the evening news do most people know that it is foully overcrowded and plagued by rats. For more than a year, Italian newspapers and television stations have daily chronicled the passage of Italy's political and business elite through San Vittore: from eminence to jail, from power to penitence.
NEWS
April 19, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under smiling spring skies and amid a confusion of multihued ballots, Italy voted Sunday in a national referendum on electoral reform that could revolutionize its political future. However the vote goes, one early result is likely to be a government reshuffle in coming days. Even before the returns are in after a second day of voting today, Prime Minister Giuliano Amato says he will confer with President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro this afternoon about forming a new government.
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April 19, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under smiling spring skies and amid a confusion of multihued ballots, Italy voted Sunday in a national referendum on electoral reform that could revolutionize its political future. However the vote goes, one early result is likely to be a government reshuffle in coming days. Even before the returns are in after a second day of voting today, Prime Minister Giuliano Amato says he will confer with President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro this afternoon about forming a new government.
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April 9, 1987 | Associated Press
The Christian Democrats withdrew from Socialist Prime Minister Bettino Craxi's five-party coalition on Wednesday, bringing Italy a step closer to possible early elections. "The break between the parties of the government reduces again the possibility of completing the (five-year) term of the legislature in 1988," said Industry Minister Valerio Zanone, leader of the Liberal Party, which is also part of Italy's longest-lasting post-World War II government.
NEWS
March 26, 1987 | DON A. SCHANCHE, Times Staff Writer
Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Andreotti on Wednesday gave up his attempt to form a new coalition government, probably opening the way for parliamentary elections a year ahead of schedule. The 68-year-old prime minister-designate revealed his decision to President Francesco Cossiga on Wednesday night during a presidential reception marking the 30th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Communities.
WORLD
June 14, 2005 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
In a victory for the Vatican but a setback for supporters of women's reproductive rights, low turnout during two days of voting killed a referendum that would have lifted many limits in Italy's restrictive fertility law, officials said Monday. When the polls closed in the afternoon, only about 26% of eligible voters had cast ballots in a complicated, four-point referendum.
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April 17, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Vittore prison has been a stern landmark of dynamo Milan since the 19th Century, but only now that it's a star of the evening news do most people know that it is foully overcrowded and plagued by rats. For more than a year, Italian newspapers and television stations have daily chronicled the passage of Italy's political and business elite through San Vittore: from eminence to jail, from power to penitence.
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