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Stop comparing Italy’s referendum to Brexit and Trump. Here’s what it’s really about

Supporters of the "No" faction for a referendum on constitutional reform hold placards in front of Chigi palace in Rome, Italy, December 5, 2016. The placard reads: " Illegal government eviction executive  " REUTERS/Tony Gentile - RTSUNC1

Almost 60% of Italians voted no in a historic referendum Image: REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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A volunteer counts ballots for a referendum on constitutional reform at a polling station in Rome, Italy, December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile - RTSUMSI
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