Italy's Prime Minister-designate Matteo Renzi talks with a woman as he arrives at a train station in Florence February 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Italian center-left leader Matteo Renzi said Monday that he would begin talks to form a new government within 24 hours, and expected to lay out a program of reforms to be completed over the next few months.Renzi needs to seal a formal coalition deal with the small center-right NCD party to secure a majority and to name his Cabinet before seeking a formal vote of confidence in Parliament, probably later this week. With the formal steps leading to the formation of a new government underway, attention has focused on Renzi's likely choice as economy minister, who will be vital to reassuring Italy's international partners.Renzi declined to comment on the possible makeup of his Cabinet.
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