President Set To Nominate Renzi As Italy's Youngest Premier

wochit politics
February 15, 2014 AT 9:27 AM
Young center-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's youngest prime minister this weekend after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign as premier of the euro zone state struggling to pull out of recession. Letta bowed out on Friday after his Democratic Party forced him to step aside and make way for Renzi, 39, who is promising bold economic reforms and a government than can survive until 2018. Renzi, whose PD is the largest party in parliament, would become the youngest leader in Italy's 163-year history as a united country.