In the North of Italy passed a referendum about the autonomy of the two regions

In the Northern Italian regions of Veneto and Lombardy on Sunday held a referendum on expanding the autonomy of these entities, reports RIA Novosti.

In Veneto for extension of autonomy voted 98 percent of the 57 percent of the residents came to the polling stations. “This is a truly historic decision that will have serious consequences. For autonomy has received more than 2 million citizens. This is the beginning of a new history of the Veneto”, — told the Agency the head of the region Luca, Jaya.

In Lombardy the turnout exceeded 40 percent, the expansion of autonomy voted by 95 percent.

Both the referendum are Advisory in nature and do not carry any binding legal consequences. The regional authorities took the decision to hold the vote after a referendum on the independence of Catalonia held on 1 October. More than 90 percent of those who voted for secession of the region from Spain. The Central government tried to prevent the holding of the plebiscite, including power methods. Suffered 893 people. Madrid does not recognize the outcome of the election and considers his results null and void.