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Italians split on whether Renzi can carry out reforms

Ixe' poll says 48% of voters say yes, 44% no

14 February, 14:32
Italians split on whether Renzi can carry out reforms (ANSA) - Rome, February 14 - Italians are divided on whether Democratic Party (PD) Secretary Matteo Renzi will be able to carry out reforms if he becomes premier, according to a voter survey released Friday by pollster Ixe' for the RAI3 television programme Agora'. Nearly half of respondents, or 48%, expressed confidence, but 44% were sceptical.

Premier Enrico Letta resigned Friday after PD lawmakers responded to Renzi's call for a new government on Thursday. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is expected to hand a mandate to form a government to Renzi, who is also the dynamic mayor of Florence and at 39 could become Italy's youngest premier.

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