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Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. EPA/Julien Warnand

Italy’s best-ever shot at political reform is no sure thing

On 12 March, Italy’s Chamber of Deputies approved proposals for major electoral reform, which must now be passed by the senate. The proposals are the fruit of a cross-party agreement that has given Italy…
Consummate political performer: Matteo Renzi. Mario Carlini / Iguana Press

Springtime for Matteo Renzi, Italy’s untested political tyro

Three weeks can be an awfully long time in politics. Last Thursday, Matteo Renzi, the new leader of Italy’s Democratic Party (PD) – the largest member of the country’s ruling coalition – announced that…

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