Italian PM Renzi's Party Wins Northern Local Ballots

Center-left parties won local ballots in the small Italian regions of Val d'Aosta and Trentino-Alto Adige, results showed on Monday, offering encouragement to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi ahead of bigger regional elections at the end of the month. Turnout was low and the center-right Forza Italia party of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi suffered a humiliating collapse, taking only around 4 percent of the vote in Trento, the main town in Trentino-Alto Adige.

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