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Italian PM Meloni’s ‘mother of all reforms’ gets first OK in parliament

An ambitious overhaul of the Italian constitution to allow for the direct election of a prime minister won the Senate's approval on Tuesday, the start of what is likely to be an uncertain path to the statute books. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has pushed hard for the change, calling it "the mother of all reforms", but it faces determined resistance from opposition parties and will almost assuredly need to be put to a referendum. Under the proposal, the prime minister would be elected for five...

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