Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks in Rome on Nov. 26 in support of Sunday's referendum that would amend the constitution. Renzi says it will modernize the political system in a country that has had more than 60 governments in the past 70 years. He has said he will step down if the referendum fails. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Italy's Big Vote Could Rattle Europe Once Again

Italy's had more than 60 governments in the past 70 years. A referendum Sunday is designed to make governing less chaotic, but could bring down the country's leader and give Europe another jolt.

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks in Rome on Nov. 26 in support of Sunday's referendum that would amend the constitution. Renzi says it will modernize the political system in a country that has had more than 60 governments in the past 70 years. He has said he will step down if the referendum fails. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Italy's Big Vote Could Rattle Europe Once Again

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Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82 [3. Allegro molto - Misterioso - Un pochettino largamente - Largamente assai] Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)