Sunday, December 04, 2016

Italy's Renzi loses referendum on constitutional reform: exit polls

Rome (AFP) - Italian voters on Sunday overwhelmingly rejected constitutional reform proposals on which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his political future, exit polls suggested.

Polls for national broadcaster Rai and the La7 television channel both called the vote for the No camp by a margin of at least 54 percent to 46 percent for the Yes camp, and by an average of 56.7-43.3 percent.

The projected result was in line with what opinion polls had been indicating up until November 18, after which the media were banned from publishing survey results ....