Italy’s referendum putting its economy to the test

Italy is heading to the polls to decide if the Prime Minister should have more authority to make decisions.

A yes vote would weaken the power of the upper parliamentary chamber, but it isn’t the only thing at stake.

Italy has faced years of stagnant economic growth, and this referendum has become a test of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s policies.

Story features: Fabrizio Carmignani, Professor of Economics at the Griffith University

Image: ‘Arrivals’ by European Council on Flickr

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