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Tag: Italy referendum

  • Monday, December 5th 2016 - 10:53 UTC

    Italy's Rienzi resigns following rejection of his proposed constitutional reforms

    Renzi conceded the referendum in an address to the country, saying that he “takes full responsibility” for its defeat, and announced that he intends to resign.

    Italian voters have dealt a serious defeat to the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. In a referendum Sunday, they rejected Renzi's proposed constitutional reforms, which would have changed the balance of power between the executive and Parliament.

  • Saturday, December 3rd 2016 - 08:03 UTC

    Beppe Grillo, Italy's Donald Trump: “I say NO”

    “Today saying No is the most beautiful and glorious form of politics....Whoever doesn't understand that can go screw themselves”, Beppe Grillo said

    By Gwynne Dyer - “Today saying No is the most beautiful and glorious form of politics....Whoever doesn't understand that can go screw themselves.” It could have been Donald Trump before the US election two weeks ago, or Boris Johnson during the Brext campaign in Britain last June, but it was actually Beppe Grillo, founder and leader of Italy's populist Five Star Movement.

  • Friday, December 2nd 2016 - 08:43 UTC

    Italy's referendum could knock out Rienzi and unleash a financial volcano

    There are real concerns that a defeat for Mr Renzi's proposals could unleash a chain of events that would set back the country's economy once again.

    The focus of the news from Italy this weekend will be political: there's a referendum on constitutional reform and the Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, has said he will resign if the proposals are rejected. This could be followed by new elections which could in turn benefit the Five Star Movement, an anti-Euro group led by the former comedian Beppe Grillo.