Renzi blasts govt for inaction on reforms
Reshuffling cabinet 'is to miss the point'16 January, 17:40
Likened to a young Tony Blair, the charismatic Renzi has fomented friction in Letta's cabinet of late with accusations of inaction and calls for the PD to dictate terms to members from other parties of the center right. Furthermore, many of his supporters have said the Letta government should replace some of its cabinet with Renzi loyalists given his impressive primary victory. But Renzi himself reiterated his opposition to that idea at the PD meeting.
"Those proposing a reshuffle (of the cabinet) are missing the point," he said. It's not a question of swapping two ministers with two Renzi supporters but of "creating a system of government that lasts for the next 20 years". Renzi was also careful not to distance himself too much from the PD-led government many claim he hopes will fall so he can mount his own official election campaign. "I'm the only one in the PD who's never put a time limit on the government," he said. "I've always said it should go forward so long as it's getting results".