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Matteo Renzi: Who is Italy’s new Prime Minister?

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 02:18

Feb. 17 - 'Bold, brash and ambitious, but no parliamentary experience'... Reuters Alessandra Galloni assesses the new Prime Minister that has taken Italy by s

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My thought and he was appointed. Today I -- this president as the prime minister designee net of Italy after he effectively pushed out -- party rival and the former prime minister if they can't make up. That he and the manner in which this is done king rather as a surprise. Everybody had expected and -- to want to get to the premiere -- and in fact he had been agitating for change in Italian politics for quite -- But a few expected that he would do it so dramatically. And he is. Bold and brash and ambitious he he knows what you want. And what he has going for him in leading the new government is certainly. That he has not been burned out over years of party politics. On the contents front he has said that he wants to tackle it -- -- to a law. Which has heart Italy's chances of having stable government for quite a few years now. He has said he wants to tackle labor and so -- and -- has said that he wants to. Allow businesses. Two. To be able to. Hire more people to make it easier for them to reduce the number of labour taxes that's businesses paid in. It -- he's also promised to open up some of Italy's most protected services sectors to more competition for example tourism. How -- are. Nancy comes in to a government that essentially has that same right to left majority. That -- high and that made it difficult for me -- to govern. On top of that the way in which -- he staged this coup if you will to become prime minister is seen. Is reminiscent of the kind of back. To war politics that that has -- in Italy for so long. He is. Experience mainly boils down to the leadership of Florence when he decided that he was going to make the center following Florence a pedestrian zone. He did it quickly and basically without listening to the opposition from taxi drivers and small shopkeepers. But of course it's it's one thing to make you know the center of Florence a pedestrian zone and another thing to lead Italy.

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Matteo Renzi: Who is Italy’s new Prime Minister?

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 02:18