Author: Cynthia Kroet
Italy’s outgoing prime minister Matteo Renzi said Monday he expects parliamentary elections to take place in June next year, local media reported.
“The next elections, presumably in June, will be held with a proportional voting system,” Renzi said in an interview with Quotidiano.net, Reuters reported.
In an interview with newspaper Corriere della Sera published Sunday, Renzi said the vote could either be held in June or October. New elections are due at the latest by February 2018, but could come earlier.
President Sergio Mattarella asked Paolo Gentiloni, the country’s current foreign minister, to form a new government on Sunday, one week after Renzi vowed to step down as he lost a referendum on proposed constitutional reforms on December 4.
Renzi said Gentiloni was “a quality man and will do well.”