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Italy's Renzi sets up team for new gov't

English.news.cn   2014-02-22 05:44:22
 • Renzi Friday formally accepted the position of prime minister and presented his cabinet list to president.
 • Renzi's left-right coalition government had 16 ministers, half of which were women.
• Renzi said earlier this week his government will start to work on constitutional reforms in February.

 

Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a press conference after talking with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, on Feb. 21, 2014. After three days of consultations and reflection, Italy's center-left leader Matteo Renzi on Friday formally accepted the position of prime minister and presented his cabinet list to President Giorgio Napolitano. (Xinhua/Xu Nizhi)

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ROME, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- After three days of consultations and reflection, Italy's center-left leader Matteo Renzi on Friday formally accepted the position of prime minister and presented his cabinet list to President Giorgio Napolitano.

Renzi's left-right coalition government, same as the one of the outgoing government of Enrico Letta, had 16 ministers, half of which were women. The former government was made up of 21 ministers.

The only technical figure was Chief economist of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Pier Carlo Padoan who was named the economy minister, the most watched position to assuage concerns of international investors about the Italian troubled economy.

Three of Letta's ministers kept their posts, namely Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, the leader of the junior government partner New Center Right (NCD), Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Maurizio Lupi and Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin.

The new government would be supported by the same political forces as the Letta's one with NCD and minor centrist parties in the majority, and the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S) and the center-right Forza Italia (FI) party of three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi in the opposition.

"I will do my best to gain the confidence of the president and of the millions of Italians who are awaiting for concrete answers from this government," Renzi told a news conference after talks with Napolitano.

"The cabinet has broad characteristics of novelty. The imprint of Renzi was evident in the many new names of people who became ministers for the first time," Napolitano told journalists.

Renzi said earlier this week that his government will start to work on constitutional reforms in February, including a new voting law and simplification of the political system, before switching to labor reforms in March, public-administration reforms in April and fiscal reforms in May.

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ROME, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- After three days of consultations and reflection, Italy's center-left leader Matteo Renzi on Friday formally accepted the position of prime minister and presented his cabinet list to President Giorgio Napolitano, signaling his resolution to speed up tough reforms for the crisis-hit country.

Renzi's coalition government had 16 ministers, half of which were women for the first time in Italy's history. The team had five fewer members compared with the outgoing government of Enrico Letta and was mainly composed by politicians from Renzi's Democratic Party (PD), the largest group in parliament.   Full story

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