>> He resigned as Italy's Prime Minister less than five months ago. Now, Matteo Renzi is staging a political comeback, easily regaining the leadership of the ruling Democratic party on Sunday with a big primary win. Partial results show the former leader snapped up 72% of the vote. An estimated two million party members turning out at makeshift polling booths around the country.
Renzi stepped down as prime minister in December, following a crushing defeat in a referendum over constitutional reforms aimed at streamlining lawmaking. But he quickly began plotting his return. The challenge now will be getting back into government. Current polls show Renzi's ruling Democratic party has slipped behind the anti-establishment Five-Star movement, who's members question the country's Euro membership.
The former prime minister's ability to counter its surge may be crucial to fending off an existential threat to the Euro Zone. But Renzi is now a divisive figure and there's no guarantee he would be named prime minister of a future coalition government. His focus now on winning back Italian support.
The country is set to head to the polls by May next year.