ROME, April 28 Prime Minister Enrico Letta's new
Italian government was sworn in on Sunday with pomp and ceremony
at the presidential palace and is expected to face its first
confidence vote in parliament on Monday.
Letta, 46, the moderate deputy head of the Democratic Party
(PD), on Saturday ended two months of political stalemate since
February's inconclusive election when he brought together former
political rivals in a broad coalition government.
Letta's ministers stepped forward one by one to swear
allegiance to the republic before President Giorgio Napolitano,
who personally picked Letta as prime minister and had a central
sole in the choice of his cabinet team.