1. PARTY POLITICS

    Italian President Considers Resigning

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    Italy’s political circus may—finally—be coming to an end. Officials announced Saturday that Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is rumored to be considering resignation after more talks failed to move the country forward in forming a new government. A decision to step down by Napolitano would free up Parliament to either elect a new president, or dissolve the current system and call for a new election. A month after the country’s highly disputed elections, it remains at a political impasse, as Italians' patience wears thin. “This country needs respect and attention and, most of all, it deserves to be governed,” wrote Roberto Napoletano in Italy’s major newspaper. It's game time for the boot.

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