Italy’s new premier wins crucial confidence vote

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Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech prior to a confidence vote, at the Senate, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Renzi, Italy’s youngest premier, is heading a new government he says promises will swiftly tackle old problems.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech prior to a confidence vote, at the Senate, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Renzi, Italy’s youngest premier, is heading a new government he says promises will swiftly tackle old problems.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech prior to a confidence vote, at the Senate, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Renzi is pitching for support in Parliament ahead of mandatory confidence votes on his brand-new coalition. Democratic Party leader Renzi told the Senate Monday he needs support for a “bold vision” that will get economically stagnate Italy dreaming again. Without giving details, Renzi said debt-laden Italy must heal its public finances not because Germany’s leader, Angela Merkel or the European Central Bank chief want us “to get serous” but because “it’s our children” who seek a future. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech prior to a confidence vote, at the Senate, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Renzi, Italy’s youngest premier, is heading a new government he says promises will swiftly tackle old problems.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Premier Matteo Renzi, left, talks with Finace minister Pier Carlo Padoan as he arrives to deliver his speech prior to a confidence vote, at the Senate, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Renzi, Italy’s youngest premier, is heading a new government he says promises will swiftly tackle old problems.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Premier Matteo Renzi delivers his speech prior to a confidence vote, at the Senate, in Rome, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Renzi is pitching for support in Parliament ahead of mandatory confidence votes on his brand-new coalition. Democratic Party leader Renzi told the Senate Monday he needs support for a “bold vision” that will get economically stagnate Italy dreaming again. Without giving details, Renzi said debt-laden Italy must heal its public finances not because Germany’s leader, Angela Merkel or the European Central Bank chief want us “to get serous” but because “it’s our children” who seek a future. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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