Italy's Renzi accepts mandate to form govt, to be sworn in Saturday

ROME Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:15pm EST

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ROME Feb 21 (Reuters) - Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi on Friday formally accepted a mandate to form a government which will be sworn in on at 1030 GMT on Saturday, an official in the president's office said.

The new administration will face a confidence vote in parliament, expected Monday.

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