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Italy president names Enrico Letta to form new govt

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First published: April 24, 2013, 6:05 PM IST | Updated: April 24, 2013
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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.

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