February 13, 2014 / 5:25 PM / 4 years ago

RPT-Italy PM Letta to resign on Friday, Renzi seen taking over

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ROME, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta will tender his resignation on Friday after his Democratic Party (PD) called for him to step aside to make way for a new government, a statement from the premier's office said.

Letta will hand his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano, who is widely expected to ask PD leader Matteo Renzi to form a new government.

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