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Govt must emulate pope's swiftness says Letta

'Or credibility will fall', PM warns

03 December, 16:48
Govt must emulate pope's swiftness says Letta (ANSA) - Rome, December 3 - The government must emulate Pope Francis's swiftness in enacting reforms or risk losing credibility, Premier Enrico Letta said Tuesday. "Since we are already at an alert level I think that is a model which should inspire us," the premier said.

Letta is facing a confidence vote December 11 on a revamped reform agenda with his new government ally, the New Centre Right, which recently split from Silvio Berlusconi when the former premier moved into opposition after being ousted from the Senate on a tax-fraud conviction.