What an important day December 8 was for Italian politics. It is on this day that a youthful and fresh wind started to blow strong, bringing with it political turmoil. 

It was on this day last week that 38-year-old Matteo Renzi took over the reins of Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party with a clean victory.

Renzi, who took 68% of the votes, was able to knock out Gianni Cuperlo, his main opponent and the frontrunner of the old establishment who was backed by Former Prime Minister Mass...

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