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Italy's JFK is poised to take power

BRUSSELS — "A Shakespearean drama, with daggers in the back and all that," was one Rome-based ambassador's verdict on the political machinations that led to the removal of Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Thursday. Now his thrusting young rival Matteo Renzi is widely seen as the best hope for cleaning up the political establishment in the face of the country's deepest economic crisis since World War II.
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