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New Head Of Italy's Left Indicates Won't Push For Snap Election

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December 15, 2013 AT 7:06 AM
The new leader of Italy's center-left Democratic Party indicated on Sunday, he will support the ruling coalition government led by fellow PD member Enrico Letta into 2015 and does not plan to push for a snap election. Florence mayor Matteo Renzi's landslide win in a primary ballot last week, which made him the PD candidate in any eventual election, raised speculation he might push his party to abandon its coalition government for a snap vote. "We must all help Enrico in the European presidency term," he said. Renzi's election has boosted support for the Democratic Party, with one poll on Friday showing support up to 35.6 percent from 29.6 percent a week earlier.