Italy Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigned

Italy Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigned

Feb 15, 2014 16:45 IST
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Enrico LettaItaly Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigned on 14 February 2014. The statement released by the Italian presidential palace stated that the Italy’s President, Giorgio Napolitano accepted the resignation.


Letta belongs to the center-left Democratic Party.  Letta is likely to be replaced by the Democratic Party leader, the mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi.

About Enrico Letta

Letta was sworn as the Prime Minister in April 2013 forming the grand coalition government. The Democratic Party has a majority in the lower house of Parliament but relies on smaller parties in the Senate.

The last election held in Italy was in 2008 where Berlusconi became the Prime Minister for the third time.  After Berlusconi‘s expel from the parliament for the conviction of tax fraud, the country leaders have been appointed.

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