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Italian nominated PM presents cabinet list

Updated: 2013-04-28 02:28
( Xinhua)

ROME - Italy's newly nominatd prime minister Enrico Letta presented his cabinet line-up on Saturday, sheding his reservation about accepting the mandate.

Letta, who was asked by President Giorgio Napolitano to form a long-awaited new government, said he was "satisfied" with his 21 ministers that he described as "qualified, with a high presence of women and youth."

The newly selected cabinet included ministers from the main forces which pledged to back Letta's attempt, namely the PD, the center-right and PD opponent People of Freedom (PdL) of the three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi and the centrist Civic Choice of outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti.

Angelino Alfano, the secretary of PdL and a former justice minister, was named as deputy prime minister and interior minister.

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