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Italy's Democrats have new leader in bid to invigorate party

Mar 03, 2019 - Associated Press

ROME (AP) - The center-left governor of Rome's region was chosen in a primary Sunday to lead Italy's struggling Democratic Party and its bid to reverse slumping popularity.

The party said Sunday night that Nicola Zingaretti, Lazio governor, won 65 percent to 70 percent of the more than 1.5 million ballots cast in a daylong primary. A complete tally wasn't immediately available.

Zingaretti had the backing of several former center-left premiers, including Paolo Gentiloni and Romano Pro...