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Italian constitutional referendum: much ado about nothing?

It is not the watershed moment many are making it out to be

By Luigi Scazzieri  

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi ©Pool Roma2 / IPA/IPA MilestoneMedia/PA Images

After the victory of “Leave” in the EU referendum and Donald Trump’s election as US President, Italy’s seems to be lined up as the next domino to fall to populism, with a referendum on constitutional changes scheduled for 4th December.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has repeatedly said he will resign if voters say “No” to his reforms. If this happens, some observers inside and outside the country…

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