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On the heels of BREXIT and Trump wins, Italy becomes the next populist battleground

Monday, November 21, 2016 7:30
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utopiathecollapse.com / November 21, 2016

November 2016 ITALY – Many have touted the French presidential election in early 2017 as the next test, after the upsets of Brexit and Donald Trump, of whether Western voters will continue to scorn establishment politics in favor of uncertain futures. In fact, Italy’s constitutional referendum on December 4 could mark the next big shakeup in one of the world’s ten biggest economies.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his country’s future and his own career on the hope that the majority of Italians will back his gambit to reduce instability and political deadlock in Rome with a “Yes” vote. The exact measures of the referendum are complicated (indeed one Italian start-up, ProntoPro, is now offering an ‘explanation service’ to undecided voters), but simply put, it would reduce the number of legislators and rights of the upper house, the Senate, and give more power to the executive.

“Even if you change a comma in a law, it has to go back to the other chamber,” said Franco Pavoncello, president and professor of political science at John Cabot University in Rome, in an interview with DW. “The country has been struggling with this for decades.” On the surface, the choice appears simple: vote “Yes” to back the ruling center-left Democratic Party (PD) and reduce political bloat, or vote “No” to stick it to the establishment and keep the executive from consolidating power.

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