Letta blasts insinuations over Napolitano-Berlusconi
Premier said attacks must be met with 'firmness'10 February, 17:35
The Life Senator and former European commissioner confirmed media reports on Monday that he had already been contacted by Napolitano in the summer of 2011 about the possibility of him taking the helm of an emergency administration. Some members of Berlusconi's Forza Italia party have called for the head of State to be impeached, something that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) have also requested, having recently presented a petition in parliament.
"I'm amazed that these insinuations come at the same times as the attempt by the M5S to delegitimize the president's role as guarantor," said Letta. "It's necessary to react to these attacks with firmness".