Italian prime minister vows to end austerity-only policy

Newly selected Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has won a key vote of confidence in the lower house of Parliament after promising to focus on jobs and economic growth and reverse harsh austerity. "Italy is dying from austerity alone," he said. "Growth policies cannot wait." Letta says he will suspend an unpopular tax on primary residences and change the tax to make it fairer to those less wealthy.

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