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PD 'strong commitment' for govt till 2018

Napolitano wraps up talks with parties, takes time to reflect

15 February, 20:12
PD 'strong commitment' for govt till 2018 (ANSA) - Rome, February 15 - The Democratic Party (PD) on Saturday told President Giorgio Napolitano it would be "strongly committed" to make sure a new government expected to be led by PD chief Matteo Renzi lasts until the end of the parliamentary term in 2018.

"There is a strong commitment for a government to complete the term (in) 2018," PD Senate caucus leader Luigi Zanda told reporters after talks with the president, wrapping up Napolitano's talks with all political parties.

Napolitano said he would take time to reflect after the "intense" talks.

He is expected to hand Renzi a mandate either Sunday or Monday.