Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta continues to try to hold the support of his coalition after Matteo Renzi, the young and newly-elected leader of the Democratic Party that includes the Prime Minister, is locked in a power struggle against Letta. The young political leader said that the current government had done very little to help the country emerge from its recession.
In a bout of talks in a meeting between the Prime Minister and Renzi this week, the young politician did not mention if he would continue to support the policy agenda of the Prime Minister. Coalition members had called on the Prime Minister to set aside to allow a new government run by Matteo Renzi to flourish.
The Prime Minister did not respond to the calls to step down and instead published a 57-page plan that will allow them to deal with Italy’s high unemployment rates specifically in the youth and cuts in high taxes by taking certain cuts from public expenditures and other government savings.
Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi had won great support within the Democratic Party in December, which pushed him to become the party’s head. Being in such a position, he had become continuously critical of Letta’s government. Coalition members are convinced he could shake up Italy’s struggling economic and political system.