Italians Get Ready to Vote on Referendum (Sabina Castelfranco, 23 June 2006, VOA News)
Italians will hold a two-day referendum June 25 and June 26 to decide whether to confirm constitutional reforms giving more power to regional governments. The reforms, which boost powers in areas of health, education and local policing, were passed by the Italian parliament in November. […]
While the center-left agrees on the need for some changes to the constitution, the prime minister and the other leaders of his coalition have branded the planned constitutional reform as fatal…for the country.
That’s the point.