Italy PM Renzi resigns, president to consult with parties

Italy PM Renzi resigns, president to consult with parties
# 07 December 2016 20:26 (UTC +04:00)

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tendered his resignation to the head of state on Wednesday following a weekend referendum in which Italians resoundingly rejected his proposed constitutional reforms, APA reports quoting Reuters.

President Sergio Mattarella asked Renzi to carry on in a caretaker capacity while he holds consultations with the political parties to decide the next steps, a statement from the president's office said.

The consultations will begin on Thursday at 1700 GMT and are due to end on Saturday afternoon.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED