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Center-left candidate wins Italian primary

ROME — Italians voting in a primary runoff Sunday chose center-left candidate Pier Luigi Bersani to run in next year’s general election, which will decide who will become the EU nation’s next prime minister.

Preliminary results gave Bersani 60.8 percent of the vote, compared with 39.1 percent for Mayor Matteo Renzi of Florence, with two-thirds of the votes counted.

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