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.
| Updated on: 11 Dec 2016, 10:40:22 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.
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.
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First Published : 11 Dec 2016, 10:28:00 PM