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+ - Italian vote on nuclear power: 94% against->

mdsolar writes: "Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suffered a trouncing in referendums Monday that wiped out his plans to return Italy to nuclear power and dismissed a law designed to keep him out of court.

The results, following hard on disastrous local election results, have already provoked a growing unease from his supporters.

Final results showed crushing votes of more than 90 per cent against the government in the four referendum questions: on nuclear power; on a law to give Berlusconi legal immunity; and two on water privatisation.

Official figures released early Tuesday by the interior ministry do not yet include votes cast by Italians living abroad.

But more than 94 per cent of voters slammed the government's plans for brand new atomic power stations, which had been one of Berlusconi's flagship policies."

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