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    Lombardy and Veneto voted for more autonomous rights

    The Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto voted on 22nd of October 2017 in referendums on more autonomous rights. Both regions do not want secessions, but more competences: in the economically strong regions of Lombardy, 95 percent (voters-turnout about 40 percent) and Veneto, 98 percent (voters-turnout about 59 percent) of the eligible residents voted for more autonomy against Rome.


    Luca Zaia, president of Veneto with Roberto Maroni, president of Lombardy

    Their aims are more competences for their regions and less tax payments to Rome. Both regions did not pursue independence or secession from the central state. The referendums on more autonomous rights were in line with the Italian constitution.
     
    Source: www.ilgazzettino.it, www.tagesschau.de and www.spiegel.de 

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