I often want to share news from Europe; South America; Africa; Australia; etc., but there really isn't a specific thread to do so. The U.S. and the U.K. are pretty well-covered at C.H.U.D., but the world's a big place and I think we could all learn a lot from each other if this thread takes off. We shall see.
Okay, let's start with Italy. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised to step down if a referendum on curtailing the size of Italy's Senate and transferring regional power to the national government failed. It failed:
Referendums have had quite the year, haven't they? Brexit, the Colombian vote on FARC, Renzi, death penalty in Nebraska, etc.
The far-right are in a good position to gain real power in Italy.