Italy’s Prodi to get mandate to form government

May 16, 2006

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s president summoned Romano Prodi on
Tuesday, a statement from the presidential office said, and was
expected to give the centre-left leader the mandate to form a
new government.

Prodi beat outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s
centre-right bloc in an extremely close election on April 9-10.

Source: reuters

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