Italy president names Enrico Letta to form new govt
Enrico Letta is the nephew of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's long-time chief of staff Gianni Letta.
Rome: Italian politician Enrico Letta received a mandate to form a new government from President Giorgio Napolitano, an official at the Quirinale Palace announced on Wednesday.
Letta, the nephew of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's long-time chief of staff Gianni Letta and deputy leader of the Democratic Party, is considered a moderate acceptable to the centre-right.
His appointment was announced by Donato Marra, head of Napolitano's secretariat.