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PD leader Renzi forces party staff to Florence for meetings

After dawn meetings, Renzi continues overhauling party habits

02 January, 20:12
PD leader Renzi forces party staff to Florence for meetings (ANSA) - Rome, January 2 - Newly elected leader of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) and Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi continued to overhaul long-held habits at the political party with the introduction of dawn staff trips to his headquarters of Florence after having introduced dawn appointments at the party headquarters in Rome. This is the first time in Italian political history that a political party has held its central staff meetings in a city that is not Rome. Renzi also attracted attention because the meetings were called just before the Epiphany holiday on January 6, another first. Renzi has been heralded as a breath of fresh air in Italian centre-left politics. He has vowed to urge Premier Enrico Letta's left-right government to push through much-needed reform including that of the current electoral law that forced a broad coalition government onto Italy.

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