ROME – A total of 59.11 percent of Italians voted against the constitutional reforms suggested by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, while 40.89 percent favored the reforms, according to final data released on Monday by the Interior Ministry.
The final results, which included the votes of Italians living abroad, showed that 13,432,208 people voted in favor of the constitutional reform, while 19,419,507 voted against.
The majority of Italians living abroad favored the reforms with 64.70 percent, while 35.30 percent rejected them.
After receiving the results of the referendum, Renzi appeared live to announce that he will present his resignation to Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
The Italian referendum was held on Sunday, and 51 million people, including three million expatriates, were entitled to vote.