Italy’s centre-left boosted by electoral pact

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By Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Democratic Party (PD) formed an alliance with a smaller centrist group on Tuesday in a move seen as boosting the centre-left’s chances of preventing a right-wing triumph in an election next month. The ballot is set for Sept. 25 and polls show a conservative alliance is on course for victory, with the far-right Brothers of Italy set to be the largest single party. Italy’s election law favours parties that form broad alliances. The PD, the largest party on the centre-left has agreed to team up with the Azione party. PD leader Enrico Letta told a news con…

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