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.
A gigantic task awaits Italy's newly-appointed premier, Enrico Letta, and we may hope the young leader proves strong enough to sustain the country's emergence from political deadlock, since there is no alternative, writes Silvia Francescon.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano yesterday (24 April) asked centre-left politician Enrico Letta to form a new government, signalling the end of a damaging two-month stalemate since elections in the eurozone's third largest economy in February.
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