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Italy Moves Toward Early Vote as Election Law Deal Nears

  • With voting rules deal in sight, vote may be called in autumn
  • Renzi wants to vote before tough budget law, analysts says
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Italian Markets Worry About Early Elections

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The path is beginning to clear for Italians to head back to the polls as the country’s main political parties near a deal on a new electoral law.

Italy’s biggest parties are considering a proportional system similar to the German model with a 5 percent cut-off for smaller parties, and lawmakers are due to discuss a first draft of the new law early next month. An agreement would remove any hindrance to snap elections, eliminating the need to wait for scheduled elections in early 2018.