In this photo released by the Quirinale press office, Italian Premier Enrico Letta leaves the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Premier Enrico Letta drove himself to the ... more 
In this photo released by the Quirinale press office, Italian Premier Enrico Letta leaves the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Premier Enrico Letta drove himself to the Italian president's palace to resign Friday after he was sacked by his own party in a back-room mutiny to catapult the dynamic young mayor of Florence to the helm of the Italian government. In a tweet Friday, Letta said he was resigning and thanked "all those who have helped me." President Giorgio Napolitano is widely expected to accept Letta's resignation and, after a weekend of consultations with political leaders, ask the head of Letta's Democratic Party, Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi, to try to form a government. (AP Photo/Paolo Giandotti, HO) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Paolo Giandotti, HO
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 10:33 AM EST