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Partito Democratico

Italy's main center-left party, an amalgam of the former Italian Communist Party and the progressive faction of the Christian Democrats. More than once it lost elections that appeared to be there for the taking. In 2013, Matteo Renzi, 39, won party primaries with a pledge to sweep out the elder cronies. He then became prime minister in February 2014 through a party coup, and the Democratic Party (PD) won nearly 41% of the May 2014 European parliamentary vote. That's the highest-ever for the Italian left, although the low turnout is a caveat. Renzi also made the PD, as it is known, a member of the European Socialist Party federation.

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  1. Politics

    Italy and Greece, love at first sight

    by Guido Gentili

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    Italy should always pay attention to the “G” factor -- G as in Greece. This starts with geographic and historic reasons, but is even more relevant today especially for “hurricane” Tsipras, hitting Europe again and leaning on our door. The issue is just what sort of attention should be paid: an emotional approach, for example, could turn out to be counterproductive. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical left party Syriza and new head of a government in alliance ...

  2. Politics

    Rome Mayor Marino decides not to resign after all, putting the Democratic Party in a bind

    by Marta Paris

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    “You will see, I will not disappoint you,” Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said last Sunday to his supporters gathered in Piazza del Campidoglio in front of City Hall to urge him to stay in office. Yesterday, Marino kept his promise: after “thinking” about it for 17 days, challenging his own Democratic Party (PD) party, he finally withdrew his resignation signed on October 12, and which would have become effective on Monday. The ...

  3. Public finance

    Senate set to approve 2015 Stability Law

    by Marco Mobili

    The Senate is expected to approve Italy’s 2015 Stability Law today, which the government has safeguarded from any further changes by calling a confidence vote. The Stability Law should total €32 ...

  4. Politics

    The week ahead in Parliament

    by Roberto Turno

    After having easily rounded up the numbers to overcome three votes of confidence, the Italian government is now getting ready to face the last difficulty before the final approval of the new ...