Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in parliament on Monday (29 April), after promising to press for a change to the European Union's focus on austerity and pursue economic growth and jobs.
New Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta will seek parliamentary backing in a confidence vote today (29 April), with severe political and economic problems looming that will test the solidity of his three-party coalition government.
Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani moved closer to agreement on Monday (15 April) on choosing a new president, a vital step to ending the stalemate created by an inconclusive election in February.
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