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Matteo Renzi

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Matteo Renzi welcome remarks State of the Union

Matteo Renzi – Mayor Renzi’s decisive victory in the primary elections of the center-left Partito Democratico (Democratic Party of Italy) made his victory in the race for mayor a likely outcome in Florence where the electorate has a long history of voting to the left. Renzi’s youth and innovative style have made him a man to watch in the politics of a nation accustomed to slow and incremental change. Renzi’s campaign of “new faces at Palazzo Vecchio” struck a chord in the popular imagination and is a key to understanding the rapid rise of this charismatic Florentine.