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Italian Lawmakers Take First Step in Draghi’s Justice Reform

  • Parliament voted on a stricter statutes of limitations
  • Political outcry set to grow louder ahead of local elections
Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Lawmakers in Italy’s Lower House approved amendments to overhaul the justice system, a big win for Prime Minister Mario Draghi that paves the way for the Senate to take up final approval in September.

The two votes passed overwhelmingly -- the first 462-55 and the second 458-46 -- underscoring the support Draghi enjoys in parliament.