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L'Obama italiano 21.02.09

Per Time il leader che il PD cerca si chiama Matteo Renzi.

Renzi is the Democratic Party's chance at change. Florence's mayoral election is in June and he is expected to easily win the left-leaning city. "If he becomes mayor of Florence, he becomes the hope," says one Rome-based opposition insider. "Then people start talking about the Italian Obama; start saying I've seen the future of Italian politics.'"
A practicing Catholic, Renzi says he won't let the Vatican guide his policy. In the primary, he ran a classic grass-roots campaign using the Internet, Facebook and other tactics drawn from Obama's successful presidential run. "I'm a politician," he says. "I don't perform miracles. I've just tried to make the administration of government work better, day in and day out."