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Italy PM-designate Letta expected at presidency: official mle/jmm


Italian leftist Enrico Letta, who has been expected to formally accept President Giorgio Napolitano's nomination as prime minister once he strikes a coalition deal, was expected at the presidency Saturday.

Letta, who has led intense consultations with his centre-left Democratic Party and Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing People of Freedom party, is expected to meet Napolitano at 1300 GMT, the presidency said in a statement.