Yes, you should care about Italy’s referendum


Another country, another referendum, another resignation. 

After the Brexit vote in the UK, it was Italy’s turn to go to the polls in a highly divisive referendum about Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s proposed constitutional reforms. 

As predicted by the polls, Italians overwhelmingly rejected those changes leading to Renzi’s resignation and plunging Europe’s third largest economy into a political crisis. 

So why should you care? If you are concerned about the growth of populism and the far-right in Europe, then Italy’s referendum is a sign of things to come.  Read more…

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