What’s stopping Italy’s two leading parties from forming a government?

What’s stopping Italy’s two leading parties from forming a government?

After weeks of squabbling, the Five Star Movement and the League look close to thrashing out a deal to govern Italy. Here's why getting them to agree is so difficult.

Five Star Movement’s ultimatum to the Italian right: Ditch Berlusconi by Sunday

Five Star Movement’s ultimatum to the Italian right: Ditch Berlusconi by Sunday

Italy’s League opens the door to a deal with Five Stars

Italy’s League opens the door to a deal with Five Stars

What to expect after the Italian election: a look at the possible outcomes

What to expect after the Italian election: a look at the possible outcomes

These are the promises Italy’s political parties have made to voters

These are the promises Italy’s political parties have made to voters

Italy moves closer to new electoral law for 2018 vote

Italy moves closer to new electoral law for 2018 vote

Six questions (and answers) after the Italian referendum

Six questions (and answers) after the Italian referendum

After Brexit, keep a close eye on Italy’s Five Star Movement

After Brexit, keep a close eye on Italy’s Five Star Movement

Five essential Bud Spencer films to watch this weekend

Five essential Bud Spencer films to watch this weekend

Has the time come for Italy’s Five Star Movement to shine?

Has the time come for Italy’s Five Star Movement to shine?

Virginia Raggi set to smash Rome’s patriarchal past

Virginia Raggi set to smash Rome’s patriarchal past

Is Italy’s Five Star up to the challenge of running Rome?

Is Italy’s Five Star up to the challenge of running Rome?

Anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral race

Anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral race

Italian man lay dead in flat for 5 years before anyone noticed

Italian man lay dead in flat for 5 years before anyone noticed

London mayor ‘bomb’ joke bares crisis in Grillo party

London mayor ‘bomb’ joke bares crisis in Grillo party

Glamorous M5S candidate tops Rome mayor race

Glamorous M5S candidate tops Rome mayor race

Tactical triumph or road to ruin for Italy’s Five Star?

Tactical triumph or road to ruin for Italy’s Five Star?

‘I will leave politics and return to comedy’: Grillo

‘I will leave politics and return to comedy’: Grillo

Italian MPs to lose lavish travel perks

Italian MPs to lose lavish travel perks

Italy’s anti-establishment party ‘ready to govern’

Italy’s anti-establishment party ‘ready to govern’

Uproar as Grillo likens Renzi to crash pilot

Uproar as Grillo likens Renzi to crash pilot

At least five dead in Italian ferry disaster

At least five dead in Italian ferry disaster

Two Italian parties call for exit from euro

Two Italian parties call for exit from euro

Italian diner finds five pearls in oyster

Italian diner finds five pearls in oyster

MPs in ‘crazy’ move to impeach Italian president

MPs in ‘crazy’ move to impeach Italian president

Tunisia recovers bodies of Italy-bound migrants

Tunisia recovers bodies of Italy-bound migrants