Italians are voting to give greater power to central government

Italians are voting to give greater power to central government

Italians are voting in a referendum which could have a big impact on the future of the Euro.

The vote, called by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, is on reforms giving greater powers to central government.

He says he will resign if he loses.

That could hand power to the opposition "Five Star Movement" who want to leave the Euro zone.

Italian journalist Cristina Marconi says the No vote is leading in the polls, but that may be misleading: "Actually a lot of people might be voting for yes, but not saying it because it is kind of unfashionable to vote for yes because of the critique saying it is fascist, it is liberal reform."

More in this Section

Woman appears in Boston court charged with links to boyfriend’s suicideWoman appears in Boston court charged with links to boyfriend’s suicide

Men who filmed themselves raping woman in London club jailedMen who filmed themselves raping woman in London club jailed

I won’t face impeachment, insists defiant Donald TrumpI won’t face impeachment, insists defiant Donald Trump

Staff at fire-hit seafront hotel in Sussex praised after evacuationStaff at fire-hit seafront hotel in Sussex praised after evacuation


Lifestyle

Move over quinoa.Everything you need to know about fonio, the ancient grain we’ll all be eating in 2020

The former heptathlete and all-round super woman chats to Lauren Taylor about how to stay fit in pregnancy and body confidence after a baby.Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill: ‘There’s still a lot of stigma attached to exercising pregnant’

Behaving aggressively is a stage many toddlers go through. The author of The Wonder Weeks explains how parents should deal with kids who kick & bite.Ask an expert: How can I stop my toddler kicking and biting?

As Darina Allen marks 21 years of her column for The Irish Examiner, Weekend editor VICKIE MAYE pays tributeWeekend Editor: 'Darina has helped us put dinners on the table, week in and week out'

More From The Irish Examiner