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After Renzi resigns, Paolo Gentiloni named as Italy's new PM

Paolo Gentiloni Was Named As Italy's New Prime Minister Following Reformist Leader Matteo Renzi's Resignation In The Wake Of A Crushing Referendum Defeat, On Sunday.

PTI | Updated on: 11 Dec 2016, 10:40:22 PM
After Renzi resigns, Paolo Gentiloni named as Italy's new PM

Rome:

Paolo Gentiloni was named as Italy's new prime minister following reformist leader Matteo Renzi's resignation in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat, on Sunday.

Gentiloni, who had been Renzi's foreign minister, was asked by President Sergio Mattarella to form a new government that will guide Italy to elections due by February 2018, a presidency spokesman announced. 

Gentiloni, 62, is seen as a close ally of the outgoing premier. 

Also read: Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announces resignation after losing a referendum on constitutional reform

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First Published : 11 Dec 2016, 10:28:00 PM

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