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Millions of Italians voted Sunday in a knife-edge constitutional referendum that left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi sweating on his future and the rest of Europe braced for the fallout if he is forced to quit. Renzi, who has vowed to step aside if he loses, was counting on a last-minute turnaround in voter sentiment to win backing for his proposals to streamline parliament and centralise some regional powers in the name of more effective and stable government. "Now I'm thinking about it!" Renzi, 41, quipped back before spending 10 minutes queuing to register his vote.
VIENNA (Reuters) - Far-right Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer's campaign manager conceded defeat on Sunday to former Greens leader Alexander Van der Bellen. "The bottom line is it didn't quite work out," Herbert Kickl told broadcaster ORF as initial projections showed Van der Bellen leading with a score of around 54 percent to Hofer's 46 percent. "In this case the establishment -- which pitched in once again to block, to stonewall and to prevent renewal -- has won," he said. (Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Francois Murphy)