ROME Feb 15 Angelino Alfano, head of Italy's
New Centre Right party, said on Saturday that he was ready to
work on forming a new government with the centre-left Democratic
Party led by Mattero Renzi but that it may take a few days to
hammer out an agreement on policy.
"We have very clear and concrete ideas on what the policy
platform must be. If the ambition of the new government is
great, then we cannot do things in a rush," Alfano said after
meeting President Giorgio Napolitano.
The president plans to conclude consultations with
parliamentary groups on Saturday, and is widely expected to ask
PD leader Matteo Renzi to replace Enrico Letta, who resigned on
Friday. The PD is the largest party in parliament but does not
have the numbers to form a government on its own and would need
the support of a coalition partner.
Alfano said policy cannot be agreed in "less than 48 hours",
meaning that a new government may not be in place until next