Italy's new PM Enrico Letta is sworn-in

Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta has been sworn in, bringing to an end two months of political stalemate since the general election.

Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta has been sworn in at a ceremony in Rome Credit: APTN

The coalition government brings together Mr Letta's Democratic Party and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party.

A declaration is signed by Mr Letta

Outside the Prime Minister's office, two police officers were injured after a man opened fire.

Mr Letta shakes hands with President Giorgio Napolitano.
Prime Minister Letta shakes hands with President Giorgio Napolitano. Credit: APTN

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Police wounded in Italy shooting

Two police officers have been shot and wounded near the Prime Minister's office in Rome. Reports says the alleged gunman, who is in custody, told investigators he acted out of anger with politicians. Today Italy's new government was sworn in.