Eurosceptics delight as Italy's Renzi quits

Matteo Renzi leaves the Palazzo Chigi in Rome on December 5, 2016, after announcing his resignationItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi prepared to hand in his resignation Monday after suffering a ruinous referendum defeat cheered by populist leaders but sparking fresh jitters in Europe. “My experience of government finishes here,” said a downcast Renzi after acknowledging a defeat of almost 60-40 percent over his constitutional reform bid, which threw the future of one of the eurozone’s biggest economies into turmoil. Renzi, 41, will meet President Sergio Mattarella later Monday to hand in his resignation formally after a final cabinet meeting.

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