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Posted: Feb 17, 2014 4:02 AM

Updated: Feb 17, 2014 4:03 AM

ROME (AP) Italy's president has asked the mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, to try to form a government after Renzi sacked the premier in a power play in his own party.

Renzi met for more than an hour with President Giorgio Napolitano on Monday morning. Napolitano's office said in a statement that he had asked Renzi to try to form a government.

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