Italy’s premier resigns after sacking by own party

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Democratic Party secretary Matteo Renzi arrives to speak at a party leadership meeting to decide whether to yank support from Letta’s fragile coalition government, accusing the premier of failing to make progress on key financial reforms, in Rome Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Italian Premier Enrico Letta faces a new challenge to his leadership Thursday as the head of his own party tried to orchestrate a power grab. Renzi, 39, has been critical of Letta since December, when Renzi was voted head of their Democratic Party. If successful, Renzi could be tapped to form a new government. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo) ITALY OUT

Democratic Party secretary Matteo Renzi arrives to speak at a party leadership meeting to decide whether to yank support from Letta’s fragile coalition government, accusing the premier of failing to make progress on key financial reforms, in Rome Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Italian Premier Enrico Letta faces a new challenge to his leadership Thursday as the head of his own party tried to orchestrate a power grab. Renzi, 39, has been critical of Letta since December, when Renzi was voted head of their Democratic Party. If successful, Renzi could be tapped to form a new government. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo) ITALY OUT

Democratic Party secretary Matteo Renzi leaves after speaking at a party leadership meeting to decide whether to yank support from Letta’s fragile coalition government, accusing the premier of failing to make progress on key financial reforms, in Rome Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Italian Premier Enrico Letta announced that he is resigning after his party rival Renzi withdrew essential support for his tattered, 10-month-old coalition government. Letta said he will hand in his resignation to Italy’s president on Friday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Democratic Party secretary Matteo Renzi leaves after speaking at a party leadership meeting to decide whether to yank support from Letta’s fragile coalition government, accusing the premier of failing to make progress on key financial reforms, in Rome Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Italian Premier Enrico Letta announced that he is resigning after his party rival Renzi withdrew essential support for his tattered, 10-month-old coalition government. Letta said he will hand in his resignation to Italy’s president on Friday, Feb. 14. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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