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Letta to quit as premier, Renzi set to take over

Democratic Party leader calls for new government

13 February, 18:23
Letta to quit as premier, Renzi set to take over (ANSA) - Rome, February 13 - Premier Enrico Letta on Thursday bowed to pressure to quit from the leader of his centre-left Democratic Party (PD), Matteo Renzi. He said he had informed President Giorgio Napolitano he would hand in his resignation Friday.

It will be up to the president to hand a new government-formation mandate. A PD meeting overwhelmingly backed Renzi to lead a new government earlier on Thursday.

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