When Renzi said: ‘I quit politics if if I lose the referendum’

I quit politics if I will lose the referendum,” the then Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi said to Repubblica in January 2016 before actually loosing the constitutional referendum on the 2nd December.

He resigned immediately after the referendum results but despite this statement, the young Italian politician run again for the leadership of Partito Democratico (PES) and won the primary election with a large consensus among centre-left voters.