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Letta to tender resignation at 16:00 Friday

Napolitano expected to tap Florence Mayor Renzi

14 February, 10:45
Letta to tender resignation at 16:00 Friday (see previous).

(ANSA) - Rome, February 14 - Premier Enrico Letta will go to President Giorgio Napolitano at 16:00 Friday to tender his resignation after his Democratic Party (PD) backed leader Matteo Renzi's call for a new government Thursday, the premier's office said. Renzi is hot favourite to get a government-formation mandate after Napolitano, a former member of the PD, consults all political parties.

If he secures the support of parliament, 39-year-old Florence Mayor Renzi would be Italy's youngest-ever premier.