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Italy’s Renzi Wins Vote on Controversial Labor Law Change

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a confidence vote late yesterday on a proposed overhaul of the country’s labor laws, showing he’s willing to push changes through regardless of opposition.

Senators voted 165 to 111 to pass a so-called “delegating law,” which sets general guidelines aimed at modifying the country’s rigid labor market and gives the government the power to work out the details and submit specific measures for parliament’s approval at a later stage.