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Young Italians key to referendum vote

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Reuters/Remo Casilli

Italians vote on 4 December in a referendum on reforming their Senate. The government says a smaller, weaker, senate will allow for more efficient government while opponents say the reform is badly written and won't solve the problems it's supposed to.

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But Prime Minister Renzi has tied his political future to the result, saying he won't continue if his reform is rejected -- as opinion polls have suggested it will be.

41-year-old Renzi is running the country's youngest-ever government, and as the youngest-ever prime minister he has promised to help Italy's young people - up to forty percent of them are unemployed.

But opinion polls suggest they're not happy, with a majority promising to vote 'No'.

RFI's Aidan O'Donnell sat down with some students in Milan to find out how they see the reform.

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