Renzi predicts long life for govt if election law approved
'Otherwise it's straight to new elections'27 January, 11:47
The discredited law produced inconclusive elections almost one year ago, followed by two months of government gridlock, which was only broken upon a compromise to form a coalition left-right government. Headed by Premier Enrico Letta, the executive was subject to repeated threats of downfall after its onset in April due to its unprecedented composition of political rivals. Speaking to Italian daily Il Messaggero, Renzi said that if his reform proposal is defeated in a secret vote, "we'll go straight to new elections with the (current law)," which would confirm that parliament is "unreliable".