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Italy's PM-designate Renzi says he expects to unveil cabinet by Monday

Published on Feb 19, 2014 9:43 PM
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ROME (REUTERS) - Italian Prime Minister-designate Matteo Renzi said he expected to formally accept the role as government leader on Saturday and to ask parliament for a confidence vote in his new government on Monday.

"I'm convinced that the conditions are in place to do good work," he told reporters after completing talks with parliamentary groups on Wednesday.

Mr Renzi said he planned on meeting President Giorgio Napolitano later in the day, and working on his policy platform on Thursday before formally accepting the job as government leader on Saturday, at which time he would be expected to present his cabinet.

He said he would go to parliament on Monday for a confidence vote.