Paolo Gentiloni Sworn in as Italy's New Prime Minister

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20172 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Paolo Gentiloni was sworn in as Italy’s new prime minister on Monday, December 12. Gentiloni, 62, succeeds Matteo Renzi, who resigned after Italians voted against his constitutional reforms in a referendum on <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/storylines/*/stories/150754" target="_blank">December 4</a>.

This video shows the inauguration ceremony, in which Renzi gifted Gentiloni a “Amatrice” t-shirt. The shirt was a present from the mayor of Amatrice, a central Italian town devastated by earthquakes in August, according to <a href="http://www.repubblica.it/politica/2016/12/12/foto/governo_renzi_regala_a_gentiloni_maglietta_di_amatrice-153982788/1/#1" target="_blank">La Repubblica</a>.

The new prime minister is a member of Renzi’s Democratic Party. Gentiloni faces a looming banking crisis, and challenges from populist anti-establishment and eurosceptic parties, <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38295549" target="_blank">the <span class="caps">BBC</span></a> reported.

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