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Italian Government Sets Election for March Fourth

MILAN (AP) — The Italian government has set March 4 as the date for the next parliamentary election, formally launching what is shaping up to be a bruising campaign.

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Renzi Rallies as Italy Referendum Battle Heads to Wire

ROME (AFP) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi heads into a make-or-break constitutional referendum this weekend insisting everything is still to play for in his fight to hold on to power.

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NYT: With Populist Anger Rising, Italy May Be Next Domino to Fall

Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, only 41, once seemed to have solved the riddle of how to survive Europe’s populist, anti-establishment tempest. But with a critical national referendum on Sunday, the populist wave is now threatening to crush him and plunge Italy into a political crisis when the European Union is already reeling.

(Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday …

Italy’s Renzi Vows to Quit if He Loses Referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday he would not take any part in efforts to form a temporary or technocratic government if he loses next month’s referendum on constitutional reform.

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Italy Referendum Creates New Crisis for EU

(AFP) – Italy’s centre-left government has slashed its growth forecasts for this year and next, nine weeks before a make-or-break referendum that could deepen the European Union’s existential crisis. Speaking late Tuesday after a cabinet meeting on updated budget plans