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Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigns

Posted Dec 7, 2016 by AFP
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Wednesday, a spokesman for the president said, stepping down after a bruising referendum defeat and kicking off a period of political uncertainty in the eurozone's third largest economy.
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi  seen December 5  2016  formally resigned December 7  2016
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, seen December 5, 2016, formally resigned December 7, 2016
Andreas SOLARO, AFP/File

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Wednesday, a spokesman for the president said, stepping down after a bruising referendum defeat and kicking off a period of political uncertainty in the eurozone's third largest economy.

President Sergio Mattarella will begin consultations with political parties over forming a caretaker government at 6:00pm (1700 GMT) on Thursday, the spokesman said.