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Italy's PM Renzi Resigns after NO Vote

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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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Just announced on sky news.



Here is their LIVE feed:





Companion thread: Italy votes today in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake


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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: loam

Anyone care to explain in a few sentences what happened in Italy, me and politics is like, yeah. watching a bad movie



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:38 PM
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It would appear that Italians want more say (read: local political control) than having Rome and to an extent, Brussels, dictate policy and direction to them.

Bravo.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: tikbalang

In a nutshell, the Italian PM called for a Constitutional amendment that would have gutted the Italian Senate and increased Italian federal power over their version of states.

Many saw the amendments as a referendum on him, and indeed he said he would resign if the Italians rejected the amendment.

He lost and then resigned.

Now, it's anyone's guess what happens next.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yup. Things are getting very interesting in Europe.

The Skynews commentary is ridiculous, btw.



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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: loam

This is good news. I avoid politics mostly but I am so glad they're standing up to these guys.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: loam

Thank you!



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:48 PM
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Polls for national broadcaster Rai and the La7 television channel both called the vote decisively for the No camp. Their surveys put the winning margin at an average of 56.7 percent to 43.3.

Almost 70 percent of the electorate turned out to vote, first reports from polling stations indicated, underlining the stakes after Renzi's resignation pledge turned the vote into a de facto referendum on his leadership and record.

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Look at that voter turnout percentage.

/loam *coughs* at the US.


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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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Brexit

Trump

Italeave



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:52 PM
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Good News, he was trying to sell to the Italian's on behalf of his puppet masters the Troika the false claim that saying yes to a controversial bill which would have given Brussels even more power over Italy would have made Italy a leader in Europe.

The Germans however are enjoying there fourth reich and letting the Italians in on the action would only have reduced there own power so that was never going to happen, in a perverse twist of history did you know the EU was originally intended to prevent a nation such as Germany from ever ruling the roost again, it was supposed to be a democratic alliance of nation's but the German's it seem's hold all the card's and are the Troika's little pet, or perhaps the Troika's true master's, hmm what ever happened to all that missing Nazi gold after all.

Maybe the start of Itexit and of course if they succeed then Greece whom have suffered at the hand's of the Troika (And whom incidentally never liked the German's after there suffering in WW2) and of course the Greek speaking nation of Cyrpus (whom were defrauded into economic slavery by the Troika) and spain (same as Cyprus, once again the Troika commited fraud and abuse of position to enslave that nation's economy and take control of it's political system underming any semblence of a democracy and imposing a financial dictatorship in lieu of a military one.

So Europe is starting to unravel, the German's though will likely strip mine as much from the dying project they have helped to undermine by imposing there own will over all the other nation's as they can and the self serving bent politician's of these nation's whom have sold there own country's out for there own vested interest's will still hang out of merkal's arse (and that of her successor) for some time to come until there voters finally pull the chain on them and dispose of them down the nearest political toilet.

Good luck to the Italian's.

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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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That is a very impressive turnout and I think they made the right decision.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I do too.

Tomorrow's reaction from Merkel and Brussels should be very interesting.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: loam
I do too.

Tomorrow's reaction from Merkel and Brussels should be very interesting.


Oh, I am pretty sure their piss-flavored Cheerios courtesy of the Italian citizenry are not going to taste very good.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

This is funny.

I just checked for CNN's world headline:



www.cnn.com...

No mention of Renzi resignation yet.



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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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Here is how the regions voted:



Source.

The link also provides city vote totals.
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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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Interesting. It would appear that even Rome voted no.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

It wasn't even close.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:51 PM
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No, it was not. I figured Lazio and Piedmonte would vote 'yes' and both voted 'no'.



posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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2016 will go down in history as the year the world changed.

Mark my words.

2012.... anyone???
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posted on Dec, 4 2016 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Ok. This is pretty amazing.

Go to the CNN link above and click on the headline that reads 'Crucial constitutional vote for Italy'.

Look where it goes.

Italy's Renzi to resign after conceding defeat on constitutional referendum

They are actually trying to hide the story.


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