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Alfano wants to see govt plan, make-up before backing Renzi

Outcome of Napolitano talks 'uncertain'

15 February, 17:56
Alfano wants to see govt plan, make-up before backing Renzi (see previous).

(ANSA) - Rome, February 15 - New Centre Right (NCD) leader Angelino Alfano said Saturday he wants to see Matteo Renzi's plans and the make-up of his coalition before committing his key support to the touted premier-in-waiting.

Emerging from talks on a new government with President Giorgio Napolitano, Alfano told reporters: "There is good will on our part but the outcome is uncertain because we want to see clearly" what Renzi's agenda and alliance would be.

Democratic Party (PD) leader Renzi, who effectively ousted party colleague Enrico Letta after a fractious 10-month left-right government, first with Silvio Berlusconi and then with the breakaway NCD, would be unable to govern without Alfano's continued support. Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Alfano had previously said the NCD would not back Renzi if he shifted policy too far "to the left".

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