Thomson ReutersApril 23, 2013 16:31
By Barry Moody and Paolo Biondi
ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday asked centre-left politician Enrico Letta to form a new government, signalling the end of a damaging two-month stalemate since elections in the euro zone's third largest economy in February.
Letta, from the Democratic Party (PD), said he would start talks to form a broad-based coalition on Thursday. It is likely to go to parliament for a vote of confidence by early next week.