Emiliano says will run for PD chief (2)

Congress in April wd risk causing split

(ANSA) - Rome, February 13 - Puglia Governor Michele Emiliano on Monday told a meeting of his Democratic Party (PD) that he would run for PD leader, challenging ex-premier Matteo Renzi who is set to step down ahead of primaries and a party congress. Emiliano said his bid was "necessary". Tuscany Governor Enrico Rossi and the leader of a PD minority, Roberto Speranza, the former PD House whip, are also set to run.
    Holding a PD congress as early as April is "one of those things that risk (causing) a split," Emiliano said.


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