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Renzi Said to Accept Italian Premiership as Early as Today

Italy’s Prime Minister-Designate Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, is poised to replace Enrico Letta, who resigned as premier on Feb. 14 after Renzi led the Democratic Party to withhdraw its support. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
Italy’s Prime Minister-Designate Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, is poised to replace Enrico Letta, who resigned as premier on Feb. 14 after Renzi led the Democratic Party to withhdraw its support. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister-designate, plans to meet President Giorgio Napolitano today to accept the mandate to form a new government, an official in his Democratic Party said.

The meeting hasn’t been set yet, said the official, who asked not to be named because the decision hasn’t been announced. If he accepts the mandate today, it would be one day earlier than he announced on Feb. 19. A spokesman for the Democratic Party declined to comment.

Renzi, 39, is set to become the youngest prime minister in post-World War II Italy. He has been in talks with parliamentary leaders to assemble majorities in both houses of the divided legislature and settle on a cabinet.

Renzi, the mayor of Florence, is poised to replace Enrico Letta, who resigned as premier on Feb. 14 after Renzi led the Democratic Party to withhdraw its support.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Frye in Rome at afrye@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Hertling at jhertling@bloomberg.net

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