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Italy's Renzi Wins Confidence Vote On Temporary Labor Rule

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April 23, 2014 AT 8:09 AM
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi easily won a confidence vote on Wednesday over his plans to ease rules for companies that hire temporary workers, part of a broader plan to overhaul labor regulations. The lower-house of parliament voted 344 to 184 to back Renzi, the 39-year-old former mayor of Florence who took power in February from party rival Enrico Letta. The confidence vote allows the government to accelerate passage of a decree that will allow businesses to renew temporary contracts for up to 36 months without citing their motives.