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Letta rules out reshuffle

Government platform with NCD prime concern says PM

23 December, 13:18
Letta rules out reshuffle (ANSA) - Rome, December 23 - Premier Enrico Letta on Monday ruled out a reshuffle in his right-left government some said was needed after Silvio Berlusconi recently switched to the opposition. Letta stressed his Democratic Party's (PD) new alliance with ex-Berlusconi MPs in the small New Centre Right (NCD) was primarily concerned with agreeing a joint government platform next month.

The PD is now much bigger than its senior government partner.

Ex-premier Berlusconi pulled out of the coalition after his ouster from the Senate on a tax-fraud conviction, when the NCD voted against sinking the government on the issue.