Italyís centre-left Democratic Party (PD) will today officially recognise party leader (and former PM) Matteo Renziís resignation,
which he announced last week in the wake of his partyís disappointing electoral performance. Deputy secretary Maurizio Martina will ferry the party through until the next congress, due to take place in April.
Speculation has already begun over who Renziís successor will be. Waiting in the wings is Nicola Zingaretti: while the PD has flopped across the country, he has managed a re-election in his post as governor of the Lazio region (a feat thatís never been achieved before).
As one of the few winning faces of the centre-left in the country (and brother to Luca Zingaretti, one of Italyís most famous actors), he could bring a necessary touch of positivity to the party Ė and, more importantly, a regeneration of its mission.