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Florence mayor Matteo Renzi looks on during a political meeting in Turin

Florence mayor Matteo Renzi looks on during a political meeting in Turin December 6, 2013. The 38-year-old Renzi is overwhelming favourite to win Sunday's primary to appoint a new secretary of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to lead the largest party in Letta's government. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS)

Matteo Renzi

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Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi, a fan of US President Barack Obama who was set to be elected leader of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party on Sunday, is just 38 and already seen as a possible future prime minister.

The web-savvy Renzi has been at the centre of Italian media attention for months -- sometimes even overshadowing the scandal-prone Silvio Berlusconi -- although he is little known internationally. (AFP)

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