Italy's Renzi defies opposition over Senate reform

February 15, 2015 8:00 PM

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Italy's Renzi defies opposition over Senate reform

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has moved a step closer to pushing through constitutional reforms he says will create a more stable government, after a raucous debate that saw opposition parties walk out of parliament.

After a marathon session that ended in the early hours of Saturday, deputies in Renzi's majority coalition approved the measures in a half-empty chamber that had been deserted by most of the opposition.

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