AFP: Italian Leftist Letta Set to Receive PM Nomination
Italian leftist Enrico Letta was set to be nominated to be the new prime minister on Wednesday, bringing to an end a two-month deadlock on forming a new government with the launch of a coalition between right, centre and left.
President Giorgio Napolitano, who was re-elected to a second term just last week after an agreement between the main parties, summoned Letta to the presidential palace for the expected nomination.
Letta was seen arriving for the meeting.
The 46-year-old already has extensive government experience and is seen as a “post-ideological” moderate able to bring together the bickering parties that had held up a government deal and bring politics closer to ordinary people.