Italy Tries Anew to Elect President Amid Political Wrangling

January 30, 2015 10:49 AM

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Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's candidate in this week's presidential election could cost him backing for his reform agenda.

Lawmakers were voting in Parliament Friday, a day after a first round fell far short of producing the two-thirds majority needed to elect a new head of state. Chances of victory improve on Saturday, when only a simple majority is needed.

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