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Italy: Renzi hands in his resignation to President Mattarella00:50

Italy: Renzi hands in his resignation to President Mattarella

Italy, Rome
December 7, 2016 at 20:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally handed in his resignation to the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Wednesday, three days after Italians voted 'No' in a constitutional reform referendum.

The prime minister was initially due to resign on Monday, but President Mattarella asked him to delay his resignation until the country’s budget for 2017 was approved.

A statement from the president’s office said Mattarella has asked Renzi to functionally continue in his role while he holds talks with political parties to find the next prime minister and to form a new government. The discussions will begin on Thursday and last until Saturday.

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

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally handed in his resignation to the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Wednesday, three days after Italians voted 'No' in a constitutional reform referendum.

The prime minister was initially due to resign on Monday, but President Mattarella asked him to delay his resignation until the country’s budget for 2017 was approved.

A statement from the president’s office said Mattarella has asked Renzi to functionally continue in his role while he holds talks with political parties to find the next prime minister and to form a new government. The discussions will begin on Thursday and last until Saturday.

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

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