Italy's Renzi Wins Confidence Vote on Electoral Law

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won the second of three confidence votes on a fiercely contested new electoral law on Thursday, defying the anger of opposition parties and dissidents within his own Democratic Party. The motion passed with 350 votes in favor and 193 against. The bill assigns a heavy majority to the winning party or coalition with the aim of ensuring a clear victor emerges from an election.

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