March 5, 2018 / 5:37 PM / 3 months ago

Italy's Renzi resigns as Democratic Party leader after election defeat

ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi, the head of Italy’s Democratic Party, resigned on Monday following a humiliating defeat in national elections.

Renzi, 43, also said he believed the party should not make any post-election pacts with “extremist parties” and will be in opposition to the next government.

Reporting By Philip Pullella

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