Italy's premier unveils agenda, aims to win confidence votes

Italian outgoing Premier Matteo Renzi, right, hands over the cabinet minister bell to new Premier Paolo Gentiloni during the handover ceremony at Chigi Palace Premier's office, in Rome, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Paolo Gentiloni, a Democrat serving as foreign minister, formed Italy’s new government Monday, keeping several key ministers from the coalition of Matteo Renzi, who resigned last week. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)ROME (AP) — Premier Paolo Gentiloni urged Parliament on Tuesday to back his new government as it negotiates Italy’s international commitments, a banking crisis and electoral reforms following the humiliating resignation of his predecessor, Matteo Renzi.

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