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Italy's Renzi arrives at presidential palace, expected to get nod to form next government

Matteo Renzi has arrived at Italy's presidential palace where he is widely expected to be asked to form a new government.

President Giorgio Napolitano summoned Renzi on Monday morning after Premier Enrico Letta was sacked by his own party in a mutiny orchestrated by Renzi.

Assuming the 39-year-old mayor of Florence gets the nod to form a government, his first challenge will be to try to form a coalition and present a plan of government that can win votes of confidence in both houses of Parliament. That's no easy task given his aggressive power-grab has alienated even some within his own party.

Then he has to get to the work of kick-starting Italy's economy, creating jobs and enacting sorely needed electoral reforms to make Italy more governable.