Italy's Renzi Faces Party Revolt Over Constitutional Reform

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June 12, 2014 AT 3:21 AM
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reform agenda for Italy suffered a setback on Thursday when 13 senators from his center-left Democratic Party withdrew their backing in protest against his moves for constitutional change. The 39-year-old former mayor of Florence will not be assured of a majority in the Senate without the 13 defectors and their absence will make it extremely difficult for him to push through legislation.