Renzi Floats Referendum Dates, Touts New Italy Growth Forecasts

  • Premier says made ‘a mistake’ in pledging to quit if he loses
  • Referendum is on reform aimed to streamline government

Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi addresses attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel on Sept. 19.

Photographer: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

The referendum on which Matteo Renzi has staked his political future could take place on November 27 or on December 4, the Italian prime minister told Italian television as he made a new economic growth forecast to argue his policies are panning out.

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