Italian PM Renzi Promises More Reform

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised a new electoral law expected to be passed in parliament on Monday, despite fierce opposition from many within his own ruling party, would clear a path for wider reforms of the economy. Renzi brushed aside resistance from rebels in his centre-left Democratic Party last week by imposing confidence votes to prevent further amendments being added to the bill after more than a year of debate. Renzi said, "The electoral law which will, I think and hope, be approved by the Italian parliament has a great element of clarity."