Renzi set to be sworn in
Padona only one of 16 ministers missing22 February, 11:24
Former Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development deputy director Pier Carlo Padoan will not get back form a G20 meeting in Australia in time for the 11:30 (10:30) ceremony at the presidential palace. Renzi thanked his supporters on Twitter ahead of his swearing-in by President Giorgio Napolitano at the Qurinale Palce. "Thanks for the messages. Tough, difficult task. "But we're Italy, we'll do it. "One vow: stay ourselves," tweeted the PD leader, who ousted his party colleague Enrico Letta nine days ago.
Security was tight around Rome's political offices with the memory of a mentally unstable gunman wounded two Carabinieri police officers in front of the premier's office as Letta's cabinet was being sworn in up the Quirinale Hill on April 28.