Italian Prime Minister-designate and deputy leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) Enrico Letta (R) shakes hands with President Giorgio Napolitano
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New Italy 'grand coalition' government to be sworn in

Italy's new coalition government will be sworn in on Sunday, breaking two months of political stalemate since the general election.

The coalition brings together Enrico Letta's Democratic Party (PD) and the People of Freedom party (PDL) of former PM Silvio Berlusconi.

Bethany Bell reports from Rome.

  • 28 Apr 2013
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