Renzi says PD will wait for Letta's call on De Girolamo
Ag minister under fire over appointments, 'should address MPs'14 January, 19:37
"We'll see what (Premier Enrico Letta) decides, it's up to him to decide the fate of the ministers," said Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi on Twitter of his fellow PD member. "The PD has asked her to explain her version of events before parliament. Nobody partakes in political processes in absentia". Letta's government has recently been hit by tension following repeated calls from Renzi to speed up action on institutional and economic reforms after his landslide victory in a party primary last month. Renzi's activism has unsettled the balance between the PD and its main coalition partner, De Girolamo's NCD, a group of pro-government centre-left moderates who split from loyalists of Silvio Berlusconi in November when it became clear that the ex-premier was intent on withdrawing his support for the executive.