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Apr 24, 2013 at 06:05pm IST

Italy president names Enrico Letta to form new government

Rome: Italian politician Enrico Letta received a mandate to form a new government from President Giorgio Napolitano, an official at the Quirinale Palace announced on Wednesday.

Letta, the nephew of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's long-time chief of staff Gianni Letta and deputy leader of the Democratic Party, is considered a moderate acceptable to the centre-right.

His appointment was announced by Donato Marra, head of Napolitano's secretariat.

Italy president names Enrico Letta to form new govt

Enrico Letta is the nephew of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's long-time chief of staff Gianni Letta.

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