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'Recess is over,' Renzi tells cabinet

PM rings bell for first meeting

22 February, 14:56
'Recess is over,' Renzi tells cabinet (ANSA) - Rome, February 22 - Premier Matteo Renzi jokingly played the role of teacher to open his first cabinet meeting Saturday. Ringing a little ceremonial bell, he told his ministers: "Recess is over".

The cabinet meeting lasted less than two hours, before Renzi went back to the Rome hotel he has been staying in with his wife and three children.

Renzi is married to a teacher, Agnese Landini, with whom he has two sons and a daughter.

Landini, who teaches Italian literature in a Florence high school, attended her husband's swearing-in but unlike the telegenic Renzi has said she wants to shun the limelight and has no intention of being a first lady.