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His Referendum Soundly Defeated, Renzi Resigns

La Repubblica — December 5, 2016

Italy's resounding rejection of a nationwide referendum on constitutional reforms Sunday is the latest sign of political discontent, following the Brexit vote and the victory of Donald Trump for the U.S. presidency. In this case, it has cost the job of Matteo Renzi, who three years ago became the youngest man ever to become Italian prime minister.

""No" Triumphs , Renzi leaves' reads the Monday edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica after the now 41-year-old prime minister announced his resignation.

Italians, and the world, now wait to see what happens in a country notorious for its political instability. President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella can either assign a caretaker "technical" government or call snap elections.

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Iranians Can Only Topple The Dictatorship With Help From The West

Inside Iran, people are risking their lives to fight the oppressive Islamic Republic. Now, they need support from compatriots abroad and Western democracies to bring an end to this decades-long fight for democracy.

Photo of protersters in Munich, Germany, in November, after the killing of Mahsa Amini. One protester carries a sign that reads "do something for Iran".

November protest in Munich, Germany, in the wake of the killing of Mahsa Amini

Elahe Boghrat

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For years now, the fate of Iran has been a concern for many Iranians living abroad as migrants or exiles, regardless of their political views or socio-cultural origins.

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