In Italy, a specific notion of 'institutional reforms' is most often used to determine changes in the Constitution. This refers, however, to changes of fundamental importance for constitutional system of government, rather than any minor amendment to the Constitution of the Italian Republic. 'Institutional reforms' does not mean replacement of the existing constitution with a new, completely different one. No such a change is, in fact, provided by the doctrine of constitutional law or proposed by any actors on the Italian political stage. The debate on 'institutional reforms' has been held for almost 30 years. In fact, it has given no significant results. Moreover, there are no reasons to expect any radical changes in the existing Italian Constitution.
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