Italy's Renzi dismisses early election talk, moves closer to vote reform

November 12, 2014 10:00 PM

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Italy's Renzi dismisses early election talk, moves closer to vote reform

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Wednesday his government would aim to remain in office until 2018, dismissing speculation of early elections, after he moved closer to an agreement on reforms to the electoral law.

Renzi and center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi, who have both agreed to cooperate to overhaul the vote system blamed for a succession of weak governments, met for more than two hours on Wednesday.

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