Regime Change by Constitutional Amendment: Recent Referendums in Southern Europe South European Society and Politics

In December 2016 Italians voted on a constitutional reform to introduce a majoritarian-type democracy. On April 2017 Turkish voters were asked to endorse a proposal for a new executive presidency. Both referendums brought serious setbacks for the leaders concerned. 'Renzi's referendum' triggered the resignation of the Italian government and prime minister while the 'small yes for presidentialism' is regarded as a possible game changer in Turkey.

This South European Society and Politics special promotion offers an essential briefing on the proposed constitutional reforms, the dynamics of the referendum campaigns, and the analysis and interpretation of the results. Don't miss it!