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Renzi rules out Letta 'passing the baton'

'You do that when you're going in the same direction'

13 February, 16:11
Renzi rules out Letta 'passing the baton' (see related) (ANSA) - Rome, February 13 - Democratic Party (PD) chief Matteo Renzi on Thursday ruled out Premier Enrico Letta "passing the baton" to him and said a new government was needed with a radical change of direction. "Passing the baton happens when you're going in the same direction with the same intensity, not when you're trying to change the pace," said Renzi before leaders in his center-left party. After weeks of piling pressure on Letta over slowness to enact reforms, the energetic mayor of Florence was expected to say he wants to take over as premier from his party colleague.

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