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Moderate leftist Letta nominated to lead Italy

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An Italian leftist politician, Enrico Letta, was nominated to be the new prime minister on Wednesday, bringing to an end a bitter two-month deadlock on forming a new government with the imminent launch of a coalition between right, centre and left. 

Italian leftist Enrico Letta answers questions at the Quirinale presidential palace on April 24, 2013 in Rome. Letta, was nominated to be the new prime minister on Wednesday, bringing to an end a bitter two-month deadlock on forming a new government with the imminent launch of a coalition between right, centre and left.

Letta said many Italians were "suffering" from the economic crisis and promised to tackle job losses, company closures, growing poverty as well as the lack of opportunity for young people.

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