Italy rejects constitutional reforms. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced his resignation. Some experts now fear the outcome will throw Italy into economic as well as political turmoil.
In the wake of far-right activity in northern Italy, the country's ruling Democrats have led a rally in Como to warn about the dangers of fascism. The Italian Constitution bans the return of fascist organizations.
The 81-year-old veteran of Italian politics is on course for a stunning political comeback in next year's national general election. His center-right bloc may not have much to fear from the ruling Democratic Party.
The Italian Prime Minister has resigned but has been asked to serve as a caretaker until a new government is in place. The resignation follows Renzi's resounding defeat in a referendum on constitutional reforms.
President Sergio Mattarella urged Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to put his planned resignation on hold, at least until parliament has approved next year's budget. That could be done as early as Friday.
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