Italy's govt to decide date of constitutional reform referendum on Sept 26
Italy's government will meet on Sept. 26 to decide the date of a national referendum over whether to accept or reject a constitutional reform passed by parliament, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday, according to Reuters.
The prime minister had said the referendum would be held between Nov. 15 and Dec. 5. Later, speaking in an interview with RAI state TV, Renzi said the date would be set during a Cabinet meeting in 11 days time.
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The constitutional reform aims to reduce the role of the Senate and rein in the powers of regional governments. Opinion polls suggest the outcome is currently too close to call.