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Napolitano summons Renzi to meeting on Monday

PD leader expected to be given mandate to form new govt

16 February, 16:51
Napolitano summons Renzi to meeting on Monday (ANSA) - Rome, February 16 - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has called on Matteo Renzi, the leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), to meet him at his office on Monday at 10:30, the head of State's office said in a statement Sunday. Napolitano is expected to give Renzi a mandate to form a new government.

The 39-year-old mayor of Florence is set to become Italy's youngest premier after he torpedoed the coalition administration of outgoing Premier Enrico Letta, his PD colleague, this week.

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