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Bersani wins big in Italian center-left primary

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Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early...more

Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani arrives to cast his vote at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen centre-right candidate to take over from Prime Minister Mario Monti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani and his wife Daniela leave after voting at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national...more

Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani and his wife Daniela leave after voting at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen centre-right candidate to take over from Prime Minister Mario Monti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani casts his ballot at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year...more

Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani casts his ballot at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen centre-right candidate to take over from Prime Minister Mario Monti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani casts his ballot at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year...more

Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani casts his ballot at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen centre-right candidate to take over from Prime Minister Mario Monti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani leaves after voting at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next...more

Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani leaves after voting at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen centre-right candidate to take over from Prime Minister Mario Monti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Pier Luigi Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen...more

A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Pier Luigi Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen centre-right candidate to take over from Prime Minister Mario Monti. The ballot box reads "Rewrite Italy". REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani leaves with his wife Daniela and daughters Elisa and Margherita, after voting at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani leaves with his wife Daniela and daughters Elisa and Margherita, after voting at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani casts his ballot at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year...more

Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani casts his ballot at a polling station in Piacenza, northern Italy December 2, 2012. The two finalists in a primary to choose the centre-left candidate for prime minister in next year's Italian elections face judgement day on Sunday in a run-off primary after a bitter campaign. The contest will decide whether Bersani, 61, or Matteo Renzi, 37, stand in national elections early next year against a still-to-be-chosen centre-right candidate to take over from Prime Minister Mario Monti. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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