Venice votes for autonomy

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There is an online referendum going on asking people of Veneto region if they want autonomy from Italy.

Two thirds of almost 4 million voters in the City of Venice and Veneto region are saying "yes" for secession from Italy and proclaiming a sovereign Republic. According to BBC, this online referendum, which started on Sunday and is lasting through Friday is not legally obligatory for Veneto region residents. It has been organized by activists and local political parties and has not gained much of publicity in Italian media.

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