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Italy: Renzi arrives for resignation talks with President Mattarella00:46

Italy: Renzi arrives for resignation talks with President Mattarella

Italy, Rome
December 5, 2016 at 19:13 GMT -00:00 · Published

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrived at Quirinal Palace in Rome, Monday, to discuss the terms of his resignation with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, a day after Italians voted 'No' in constitutional reform referendum.

Renzi announced that he would step down on Sunday evening following a 'No' vote on a referendum proposing changes to the constitution. The reforms would have removed the current system of so-called perfect bicameralism where the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate have the exact same powers within the legislative process.

Opponents of the reforms, spearheaded by The Five Star Movement and Lega Nord claimed the proposals would have concentrated too much power in the prime minister's hands.

Italy: Renzi arrives for resignation talks with President Mattarella00:46
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrived at Quirinal Palace in Rome, Monday, to discuss the terms of his resignation with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, a day after Italians voted 'No' in constitutional reform referendum.

Renzi announced that he would step down on Sunday evening following a 'No' vote on a referendum proposing changes to the constitution. The reforms would have removed the current system of so-called perfect bicameralism where the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate have the exact same powers within the legislative process.

Opponents of the reforms, spearheaded by The Five Star Movement and Lega Nord claimed the proposals would have concentrated too much power in the prime minister's hands.

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