The referendum against nuclear in Italy will happen

by futuronucleare on 2011-06-01

This morning in Rome the “Corte di Cassazione” has ruled that the referendum against nuclear in Italy will be held on June 12th and 13th, in spite of changes to the laws that the Berlusconi government made at the last minute in order to avoid the electoral consultation.

This does not necessarily imply that the referendum will be valid, as a majority of voters is required in order to ratify the changes to the laws proposed by the referendum committe. In Italy, in the past 16 years, there has never been a referendum which reached the “quorum” of 50% voters plus 1.

Pro-nuclear groups in Italy are advocating voters to not show up at the polling stations, in order to not reach the “quorum” or majority of voters. The next two weeks will be critical to see if there will infact be a possibility for the referendum to succeed.


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