Italy referendum: exit polls predict defeat for Renzi after Austria rejects far right – live
Join us for coverage of crucial votes as exit polls suggest Italian PM has lost high-stakes referendum after #Austria elects left-leaning president over Norbert Hofer
- Austria rejects far-right candidate in presidential election
- Renzi’s future in the balance amid high turnout in Italy referendum
Addressing the nation live on television from the Palazzo Chigi, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi concedes and says he “takes full responsibility” for the heavy referendum defeat.
Although, as this tweet notes, “I’m coming” is what Renzi tweeted when he took office. So perhaps we should not assume he will depart the scene immediately …
Context: “Arrivo arrivo” is what Renzi tweeted from his first meeting with the president of the Republic when he took office. https://t.co/beiruiMjo6