New Italian PM: 'We are Italy, we will succeed'

Matteo Renzi has tweeted to thank his followers for their support, the new Italian prime minister said: "Thanks for your messages. Tough and difficult task. But we are Italy, we will succeed. A commitment: to remain ourselves, free and simple."

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Grazie per i messaggi. Compito tosto e difficile. Ma siamo l'Italia, ce la faremo. Un impegno: rimanere noi stessi, liberi e semplici.

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Matteo Renzi becomes Italy's youngest ever prime minister

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