Italian Premier Matteo Renzi reviews the honor guard as he waits to welcome Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at Chigi place Premier's office, in Rome, Monday, May 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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Italy's parliament was set Monday to approve a radical new electoral law designed to end decades of political instability by ensuring that elections always produce governments with working majorities.Renzi has rebuffed charges of a power grab, saying Italy has to move towards something similar to the two-party systems in place in many other democracies if it is to address serious and deep-rooted problems in its economy, and administrative, judicial and political systems.For Renzi, the expected victory on electoral reform follows success last year in forcing through labor market reforms that were welcomed by the business world but denounced by Italy's once powerful trade unions.With the economy still struggling and unemployment having recently started rising again from record highs, the jury is still out on whether Renzi can deliver on his self-declared goal of fundamentally changing Italy.
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