An opinion poll published in the Corriere della Sera suggests that 52 percent of Italians have confidence in Matteo Renzi to lead the government and carry out reforms – although less than a third (31 percent) approve of the way Enrico Letta was deposed.
“I certainly expect a change, a change of people in the government and a change at economic level, because the country is on its knees,” said one man in Rome.
A German woman said:
“I hope the Italian people will get more stability and democracy and less corruption.”
Euronews correspondent in Rome, Sabrina Pisu, said:
“After receiving the mandate from President Napolitano, the road carrying Matteo Renzi to the role of prime minister, is not without obstacles. Crucial days lie ahead to form the government team and define the political balance of the coalition. The deal on the reforms programme will be decisive in responding to the country’s needs and Europe’s expectations.”