#Italy : “President Giorgio Napolitano asks Leader of Democratic Party to try and form a Government”

#AceWorldNews says Italian President Giorgio Napolitano asked the leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, to try to form a government Monday.

The centre-left leader said he would begin talks in the next 24 hours, Reuters reported. Renzi needs to seal a formal coalition deal with the small centre-right NCD party to secure a majority and to name his cabinet before seeking a formal vote of confidence in parliament.

The 39-year-old mayor of Florence engineered the removal of his party rival Enrico Letta as prime minister at a meeting of the Democratic Party leadership last week over growing impatience with the slow pace of economic reforms.

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