Italy president to meet Letta, expected to ask him to form government

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said he would meet with Enrico Letta, deputy leader of the Democratic Party (PD), at 1130 BST, according to a statement on Wednesday.

Though no details were given, Napolitano is expected to ask Letta to form a government supported by the PD, Silvio Berlusconi's People of Liberty party, and Mario Monti's Civic Choice group.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer; editing by James Mackenzie)