Italy PM Renzi faces party revolt over electoral law

April 15, 2015 10:42 PM

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Italy PM Renzi faces party revolt over electoral law

ROME (Reuters) - A senior parliamentary figure in Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ruling center-left Democratic Party (PD) resigned on Wednesday in protest over his proposed new electoral law, underlining unrest among government backbenchers.

Roberto Speranza, the PD's lower house parliamentary floor leader, told a meeting of the party late on Wednesday that he was stepping down because he disagreed with government policy.

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