Italy PM Renzi Says Will Not Accept Party 'anarchy' On Reforms

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June 13, 2014 AT 11:46 AM
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday accused 13 senators from his own party of seeking "15 minutes of fame" after they withdrew their backing for an overhaul of the political system, and pledged to push ahead with reforms. While Renzi was on a state trip in Asia on Wednesday, the Democratic Party senators rebelled against his plan to replace the Senate as an elected chamber with one made up of mayors, regional councillors and presidential appointees. Renzi's proposal would curb its powers so it would not be needed to pass most major legislation and it could not bring down the government in a confidence vote.