Italy's Northern League founder to run for party secretary

ROME, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Italy's anti-immigration Northern League founder Umberto Bossi said Monday he will run for party secretary in December.

Italy's Bossi resigns Northern League post

ROME, April 6 (UPI) -- Italian politician Umberto Bossi, who was a key supporter of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has resigned as head of Italy's Northern League.
Berlusconi wins vote, but will resign

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ROME, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who narrowly won a key budget vote Tuesday, will step down once economic reforms pass, Italy's president said.
Berlusconi denies deal for 2012 election

Berlusconi denies deal for 2012 election

ROME, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi denied allegations he made a pact with the Northern League to hold elections in 2012 in exchange for reform concessions.

Fight in Italy's parliament halts session

ROME, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A fight broke out in the lower house of the Italian parliament, suspending discussions about the government's plans to modify its retirement system.

EU waits for Italy's austerity plan

ROME, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The European Commission said it was waiting to hear from Rome how Italy will manage its financial troubles.

Italian official wants migrants deported

ROME, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- An Italian official said he wants undocumented Libyan migrants living in Italy to be deported.
Italian debt causes political wrangling

Italian debt causes political wrangling

ROME, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to be facing opposition to his austerity measures after publicly rebuking a key coalition government ally.

Italian official: 'Blood and tears' needed

ROME, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi held several meetings Friday to work on an austerity plan to keep a financial crisis from worsening, his office said.

Politician's home, office were bugged

ROME, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- An Italian government official said he used a private company rather than calling the police when he discovered his home and offices had been bugged.

Anti-Roman quip goes down badly in Rome

ROME, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A leader in Italy's Northern League has angered the mayor of Rome by joking that the city's ancient acronym, PQR, means "Roman people are pigs."

Obscene gesture toward Rome not a crime

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An investigation of an Italian politician who made an obscene gesture while citing the country's national anthem has been shelved, a prosecutor's office said.

Report: Italian govt. turns xenophobic

ROME, May 24 (UPI) -- The head of the Northern League, a key player in returning Silvio Berlusconi to power in Italy, is pushing an anti-immigrant drive, a published report said.

New Berlusconi regime has familiar faces

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- Silvio Berlusconi is loading his new Italian government with familiar faces from his previous administrations.
Berlusconi's wife: Divide Italy

Berlusconi's wife: Divide Italy

ROME, April 26 (UPI) -- Veronica Lario, wife of Silvio Berlusconi, the former and future Italian prime minister, recommends partitioning the country.
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Umberto Bossi (born September 19, 1941) is an Italian politician and former singer, leader of the Northern League, a party seeking autonomy or independence for Northern Italy. He is married to Manuela Marrone and has four sons (one of which was from his first wife).

Umberto Bossi was born in 1941 in Cassano Magnago, in the province of Varese (Lombardy). He graduated scientific high school (liceo scientifico) and later began studying medicine at the University of Pavia -- for which he did not acquire a degree. While at the University of Pavia, in February 1979, he met Bruno Salvadori, leader of the Valdotanian Union.

Before becoming a politician, Bossi was a sympathiser of the Italian Communist Party in his early years. After the death of Salvadori in a car accident during the summer of 1980, Bossi began focusing more on Lombardy. After two years, the Lombard autonomist league was born. In that period Bossi met his second wife, Manuela Marrone.

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