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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Italian Compromise

ROME () -- Italy's center-left coalition and the main center-right opposition struck a compromise Thursday that will allow parliament to begin examining far-reaching changes to the constitution, political sources said.

The deal should allow parliament to set up an all-party bicameral commission with a one-year mandate to`propose reforms needed to bring Italy stability. The lower house was due to vote on the governing coalition resolution Thursday.

The center-right Freedom Alliance, led by media magnate Silvio Berlusconi, agreed to abstain in the vote, far-right leader Gianfranco Fini said after the opposition bloc met to discuss its stance.

The decision means the resolution will be passed without major opposition.