Carlo Calenda, Italy's deputy minister for Economic Development, told CNBC that Italians are waiting, "and have been waiting for a long time" for a clear set of reforms and the 2014 agenda.
"I think now we have a very clear program in front of us but we need to move fast. As a government we have a lot to do, we have to facilitate foreign investment and this was put at the top of Prime Minister Letta's agenda," he told CNBC Europe's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday. "Now it's time to focus on competitiveness – but again, the industrial structure is going well, look at how we move on foreign markets."
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Indeed, investors have treated Italy benignly despite political volatility over the past year with its borrowing costs remaining stable throughout political upheavals, such as Berlusconi's withdrawal of support from the coalition.
One senior market analyst at CMC Markets reflected on the forthcoming vote: "Another vote – Yawn!" showing how normal Italy's dysfunctional politics have been perceived by financial markets.
"I think the market will interpret this for what it is – more white noise from Italian politicians reminding of another famous Italian who fiddled while Rome burnt," Michael Hewson warned.
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Rome might be burning politically but the wider economy might be on the path of recovery, if the latest economic data is anything to go by.
Third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data released on Tuesday showed that the economy did not shrink in the quarter as previously thought. For his part, Letta optimistically told the Italian parliament on Wednesday morning that the country was targeting 1 percent growth in 2014 and 2 percent in 2015.
Defending the country's apparent economic decline, Carmine Di Noia, deputy director general of the Italian association of Italian corporations, Assonime, said Italy looked worse than it actually was.
"We always see the bad side from abroad but there are many companies and sectors such as fashion -- particularly those that export where we are leaders. There is a lot of liquidity still going to Italy and that is why you see those [stable borrowing] rates that you shouldn't expect…Italy is improving a lot and maybe we are not as bad as we are perceived," he told CNBC on Wednesday.
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There are hopes that now that Berlusconi is in the opposition and the "grand coalition" has become more of a hotch potch of center-left and center-right moderates, political and economic reforms might be passed more easily.
Deputy minister for Economic Development Calenda told CNBC that the government could now "move on" and that "the country was on the right track" .
But Bluford Putnam , chief economist at the CME Group, was not so convinced of the Letta government, despite Berlusconi's absence.
"Italy is really famous for a lot of really great, global brands and they've done really well exporting around the world but on the political side I can't quite as optimistic that a coalition government with as tenuous a hold on power can do much in the reforms sector."