Matteo Renzi

Why Italy's youngest Premier couldn't convince the country's youth.

This article, appears on VOA News.

Italy’s Youngest Ever Premier Felled by Discontented Youth

Twenty-year-old Francesco Incorvaia, a sociology student from Rome, was just the kind of voter Matteo Renzi had spent years trying to win over.

Italy’s youngest ever prime minister had changed labor laws in a bid to reduce one of Europe’s highest youth unemployment rates, handed cash to low earners and proposed constitutional amendments to streamline lawmaking and boost an ailing economy.

But Incorvaia and millions of other young Italians walked into voting booths at a referendum on Sunday and effectively threw him out of office, handing him a stinging defeat that left him no choice but to resign. Read more at VOA News…

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