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Now that’s what I call a referendum question

Here’s the paperwork from the recent Italian referendum on nuclear power. Concise questions don’t seem to be their style…

Italian nuclear referendum ballot paper

The outcome? Just over 94% voted no.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has accepted the rejection of his nuclear power plans and other policies in a popular referendum.

With more than 90% opposition to his policies, he said Italians had made their opinion “clear” and government and parliament must “respond fully”.

The PM had wanted to restart a nuclear programme abandoned in the 1980s. [BBC]

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