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Italy's Letta resigns as PM

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has submitted his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano, who will hold consultations Friday and Saturday to nominate his successor, the presidency said. Letta "submitted his irrevocable resignation," read a statement from the presidency on Friday. dt/ec

Letta arrives to submit resignation as Italian PM

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta was seen arriving at the presidency in Rome on Friday to formally submit his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano, AFP reporters outside the building said. Letta tweeted just before his arrival that he was headed to the Quirinale palace "to submit my resignation to the head of state". "Thank you to everyone who has helped me," he said. sl/dt/gk

Italian PM Letta to resign, opening way for Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta announced his resignation on Thursday after his own party voted against his leadership, with 39-year-old leftist Matteo Renzi now expected to replace him. Letta said he will submit his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday after less than a year at the head of an uneasy left-right coalition and just as Italy is beginning to emerge from a painful recession.

Italy's Democratic Party backs Renzi's call for PM Letta to go

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday supported a proposal by its leader Matteo Renzi that Prime Minister Enrico Letta should step down and a new government be formed to adopt radical economic reforms. The vote by the PD leadership in favour of Renzi's proposal came at the end of meeting of its leadership committee. Renzi's recommendation was passed overwhelmingly by 136 votes to 16.

Italian PM Letta resigns, opening way for Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta announced his resignation on Thursday after his own party voted for a change of government, with 39-year-old leftist Matteo Renzi now expected to replace him. Letta said he will submit his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday after less than a year at the head of an uneasy left-right coalition and just as Italy is beginning to emerge from a painful recession.

Showdown looms in Italy between PM, challenger

Italy's ruling Democratic Party holds a crucial meeting on Thursday to try to resolve a bitter feud between Prime Minister Enrico Letta and ambitious party leader Matteo Renzi, who reportedly wants to take his job. The showdown between Letta and the head of his own party has been brewing ever since the now 39-year-old Renzi was elected in December and accused the government of dragging its feet over vital reforms.

Italy's Letta says meeting with Renzi on his future was 'frank'

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday made no attempt to disguise the differences of opinion with his party leader Matteo Renzi after an hour-long meeting between the two over the future of Letta's government. "The meeting was, erm, what do you say in these cases, frank," Letta told reporters. "Each of us set out his assessment, when you discus, it's always positive," he added.

Italian PM defies call to go, after showdown with rival

By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta defied pressure to resign on Wednesday to let center-left leader Matteo Renzi form a government, saying anyone who wanted him out must say so openly and outline what they would do in his place. Letta's comments came at the end of a day of mounting tensions in Rome where the two men met for what the prime minister described as a "frank" encounter in his office.

Italy's Letta fights off challenge for PM job

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta refused to resign on Wednesday, facing down an apparent challenge to his post from the new leader of his party Matteo Renzi and presenting his government's economic programme. "It is absolutely not in my DNA to break with the continuity of service to this country," Letta said at a press conference after meeting Renzi, amid rumours of an imminent "relay" with the Democratic Party leader.

Italy PM vows reforms as tensions with Renzi grow

By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta promised new measures to lift the economy on Tuesday after weeks of tension over the slow pace of reform fanned speculation that he could be replaced as premier by his party leader Matteo Renzi. Renzi, who took over the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) in December, has said the government would be better off calling new elections if it is unable to push reforms more effectively and has openly criticized his party colleague Letta.
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