Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who recently replaced Enrico Letta, had won a senate confidence vote Tuesday. The former Mayor of Florence had gained favour from the public and his political party with youthful fervor and his critical attacks against Enrico Letta’s government. Renzi promises to deliver Italy from its financial problems by removing an “asphyxiating bureaucracy.”
Matteo Renzi is the youngest prime minister Italy had ever had at 39 years old. He said that he plans to lower Italy’s unemployment rate, specifically, the youth unemployment, which is currently at 40%.
Despite his victory with the senate confidence vote, many from Renzi’s democratic party are questioning his political style. Some said that his take-over from Enrico Letta had been very “heavy-handed”.
Currently, Italy is slowly recovering from its recession and carrying the burden of €2 Trillion in public debt.
Renzi promised that Italy’s improvement also lies in solidifying its financial organization and that complaints regarding austerity must end now. He stressed that complaints never had anything done at all, and action will be needed.
He was sworn in last Saturday in Napolitano in Rome. His cabinet is also the youngest in Italy’s history with an average age of 47.8 years old. However, the public still looks at the government critically because of their expected absence of political maturity in the political group.