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Italian PM Enrico Letta to tender resignation

14 February 2014 Last updated at 07:44 GMT

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has said he will resign on Friday after his Democratic Party backed a call for a new administration.

Party leader Matteo Renzi had earlier called for a change of government at a party meeting, saying the country could not go on in "uncertainty".

Alpa Patel reports.