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M5S hurl insults at Letta and proposed government

All a 'family plot' says anti-establishment MP

29 April, 18:04
M5S hurl insults at Letta and proposed government (ANSA) - Rome, April 29 - Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) hurled insults at Premier Enrico Letta and his newly formed government on Monday following his speech aimed at getting the confidence of the House. During a debate, M5S MP Andrea Colletti accused Letta's left-right coalition of being "a stroke of paint (covering) an irreparably moldy wall".

Colletti attacked Letta's choice of Angelo Alfano from ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom Party (PdL) as interior minister, calling it "mafia negotiations and a gag to the judicial system".

"It is all a family plot," Colletti said, referring to Enrico Letta's relation to his uncle, Gianni Letta, who has been Berlusconi's longtime chief of staff.