Matteo Renzi wins leadership contest in the Democratic Party

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Series Details 02.05.17
Publication Date 02/05/2017
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Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi regained the leadership of the country's Democratic Party (PD) on 30 April 2017 with an overwhelming victory in a primary election among party supporters, securing about 72% of the votes. Around 2 million party members voted in the contest.

Mr Renzi resigned as Prime Minister in December 2016, following the outcome of a referendum on constitutional reforms. Soon after he created the InCammino movement, in an attempt to emulate the French movement with the same designation. He resigned from party leadership in February 2017, triggering the internal election in the Democratic Party.

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