Ex-premier Letta snubs vote on election reform
Civati also among 13 'protest' absences12 March, 13:44
Civati was one of the few PD members who openly defied Renzi in a party coup last month to unseat Letta from office and take his place.
The move opened the 39-year-old former mayor of Florence to accusations of hypocrisy after repeatedly insisting he would never seek the highest office without a general vote. Just before Renzi's reform bill passed Wednesday, the premier said he had been the target of an effort to derail his authority in the majority PD.