Elly Schlein of the left-wing Possibile party told DW it was actually Prime Minister Renzi who had led a populist campaign by saying Italy needed to reduce the cost of politics. "Fortunately, people didn't buy it and understood the risk," she said.
Romanians have begun two days of voting on whether to constitutionally define marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The debate has deepened divisions in a country already embroiled in political turmoil.
Italy's coalition government of the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League party has failed to ease tensions in Brussels between vocal pro-Europeans and nationalists. Where are the Five Star's allegiances?
The new constitution omits references to communism, recognizes private property and enshrines gay marriage. After it passes the National Assembly it will be voted on in a public referendum.
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