After weeks of deadlock, Italy has a new coalition government
On Wednesday 24th April Enrico Letta, the deputy leader of the centre-left Democratic party (PD), was named prime minister designate and tasked with forming a broad coalition government.
On the 27th of April, Letta announced the names of his ministers.
The composition of the government is broad and controversial, and includes 21 ministers:
Angelino Alfano (PdL) -- Minister of the Interiors and Deputy Prime Minister
Gaetano Quagliarello (PdL) -- Constitutional Reforms
Emma Bonino (Radicali) -- Foreign Affairs
Annamaria Cancellieri (ex Monti) -- Justice
Mario Mauro (Scelta Civica) -- Defence
Fabrizio Saccomanni -- Economy
Maurizio Lupi (PdL) -- Infrastructures and Transports
Dario Franceschini (PD) -- Relationships with the Parliament
Graziano Delrio (PD) -- Regional Affairs
Here's the link to some articles published by the Guardian and Reuters on the topic.
|Enrico Letta, the new Italian Prime Minister|