Italy’s 2 richest regions claim victory in autonomy votes

Lombardy Region President Roberto Maroni, center, answers reporter’s questions at the Lombardy Region headquarters, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto went to the polls for a non-biding referendum over the question if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics. Both regions are run by the anti-migrant, anti-Europe Northern League, whose leaders claim victory in the autonomy votes that seek to take powers, tax revenue from Rome. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)


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