Italy's Renzi Wins Final Confidence Vote

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won the third of three confidence votes on a fiercely contested new electoral law in parliament on Thursday, moving a step closer to passing a reform he has staked his reputation on. The motion passed in the Chamber of deputies with 342 votes in favor and 15 against. Most opposition lawmakers as well as numerous dissidents in Renzi's own Democratic Party refused to take part in the vote as a sign of protest.

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