Italian Prime Minister-designate Matteo Renzi listens to reporters' questions at the end of consultations with leaders of Italian parties at the Parliament in Rome (REUTERS/Tony Gentile).

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Will Italy’s New Prime Minister Fall as Fast as He Rose?

February 20, 2014, Riccardo Alcaro

In Italy, 39-year-old politician Matteo Renzi is set to become the country's new prime minister. Riccardo Alcaro looks at Renzi's meteoric rise to the top and examines his prospects for success.