New electoral law won't favour Berlusconi says Renzi
'You win with votes not system' tells PD meeting06 February, 16:59
The new system expected to be passed into law this month favours coalitions and gives a 15% winner's bonus to the alliance that gets 37% of the vote.
Recent polls suggest a centre-right bloc led by Berlusconi's Forza Italia party would get just over 37% and a centre-left one would fall short of the mark.
A failure to reach the target triggers a run-off, according to the plan that was the fruit of controversial talks between Renzi and Berlusconi, who is out of parliament because of a tax-fraud conviction.