Expo a victory for Italy says Renzi

'Few believed in miracles but country is strong'

(ANSA) - Rome, October 30 - Premier Matteo Renzi on Friday hailed the Expo world's fair as a victory for Italy. "Few thought a miracle was possible. But this country is strong, solid, authoritative. Ours is a brave Italy, that doesn't dodge its challenges, but faces them and wins them," he said. "Thanks Expo. Long live Milan, long live Italy". The premier thanked "the workers, the visitors, the organisers." Looking back to the Expo graft probes burgeoning when he took over as premier in February 2014, Renzi said: "it was the first problem I found in the premier's office: scandals, arrests, polemics.
    "We believed in (Expo), all together. And Italy won, not the government".
   

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