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Renzi thanks Letta for his work

PD leader expected to take over as premier

13 February, 16:01
Renzi thanks Letta for his work (ANSA) - Rome, February 13 - Democratic Party (PD) leader Matteo Renzi thanked Premier Enrico Letta Thursday for the work he had done in a speech to the PD executive where he suggested he wanted to take over from his party colleague.

Renzi praised Letta for his "significant" work in meeting European Union budget targets.

He said a new government would aim to last until 2018 and achieve a raft of reforms including a new election law, economic stimulus, and Constitutional changes to make governing easier, cheaper and more streamlined.