Italy's lower house President Laura Boldrini smiles at the end of the first day of consultations with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome February 14, 2014. Italian ... more 
Italy's lower house President Laura Boldrini smiles at the end of the first day of consultations with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome February 14, 2014. Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi is one step away from forming a new government after he swiftly eliminated party rival Enrico Letta as prime minister. New numbers showing how slowly the economy is growing highlight the huge challenge ahead. After Renzi and the rest of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) leadership forced Letta's hand by withdrawing their support at a special meeting on Thursday, the prime minister handed his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano. REUTERS/Remo Casilli (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Fri, Feb 14, 2014 1:14 PM EST