December 2016: Italy's Prime Minister Renzi Resigns

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Italy's Prime Minister Renzi Resigns
Image of Matteo Renzi
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 experience of government ends here."
Photo source: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
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