December 2016: Italy's Prime Minister Renzi Resigns
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of December 2016.
1. French President Hollande Won't Seek Reelection 2. Sexual Abuse Scandal Strikes English Soccer 3. Italian Prime Minister Renzi Resigns 4. South Korean Lawmakers Vote to Impeach President Park 5. Kurdish Militants Kill Dozens in Istanbul 6. ISIS Recaptures Palmyra 7. Coptic Christians Targeted in Cairo 8. Boeing Lands First Post-Sanctions Deal with Iran 9. Canadian Actor Alan Thicke Dies 10. Aleppo Back in Government Hands 11. Russian Ambassador Assassinated in Turkey 12. ISIS Strikes Christmas Market in Berlin 13. IMF Head Christine Lagarde Found Guilty 14. Explosions Level Mexican Fireworks Market 15. Singer George Michael Dies 16. New Syrian Cease-Fire
- Italy's Prime Minister Renzi Resigns
- On Dec. 4, 2016, Italy is plunged into economical and political uncertainty as the current Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi resigns. The announcement comes after his reform to the constitution is rejected by voters who are of the anti-establishment mindset. He explains, "The "no" won in an incredibly clear way... I assume all the responsibility of the defeat...my experience of government ends here."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia