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Italy got a New Coalition Government with Enrico Letta as its Prime Minister

Apr 28, 2013 13:10 IST

Italian Centre Left Politician, Enrico Letta on 27 April 2013 formed a new coalition Government in Italy by winning the support of other parties. He will be the new Prime Minister of Italy. The newly formed Government will include former Prime Minister’s Silvio Berlusconi's closest allies as deputy prime minister. The two months of political stalemate, since the general elections in Italy ended with this coalition.

Enrico Letta met Giorgio Napolitano, the President of Italy to inform him about the coalition agreement reached with the leaders of the centre-right People of Freedom (PDL) party. With this agreement for coalition, the two parties Democratic Party (PD) and the People of Freedom party (PDL) came together for the formation of the Government.

Angelino Alfano from centre-right People of Freedom Party will be the deputy Prime Minister of the new Government formed in the Country. Fabrizio Saccomanni, the Director General of Bank of Italy will take over the portfolio of the Economy Ministry. The former European Commissioner Emma Bonino will be Foreign Minister.

Letta’s candidature as the Prime Minister of Italy emerged after Pier Luigi Bersani, the Democratic Party leader announced his resignation as a follow up of the party rebellion over his choice of Italian President, also because of his personal refusal to work with Berlusconi.

The new Cabinet and Prime Minister of Italy will be sworn in at the presidential Quirinal Palace in Rome.

Italy is the third largest economy of the Euro Zone and has been without any effective government for more than two months because of the post-election deadlock to end up recession. The current recession would become the longest recession in the history after World War II.

The Vote of confidence would take place on 29 April 2013 from the supporters that include Letta’s Democratic Party, Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PDL) and the centrist bloc led by outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti after Letta is sworn in to for the Position of Prime Minister of Italy on 28 April 2013.

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