ROME: Media silence was imposed across Italy on the eve of a constitutional referendum which is crucial for Prime Minister MatteoRenzi, whose tenure remains dependent on the future government reforms.

The 41-year-old premier is hoping for a last-minute turnaround. While the media is now banned to comment on the referendum until polling ends at 11:00 pm (2200 GMT) on Sunday but meanwhile the campaign remains continue with full force on social media where #silenzioelettorale (electoral silence) was the among Twitter's top-trending topics.

According to political and economic analysts, the stakes on the Italian premier are high.After Britain's vote to leave the European Union and Donald Trump's presidential triumph in the United States, Renzi is being portrayed as next in line to suffer a backlash. The possibility of Renzi stepping down from power has remained the focus of the campaign adding fears of political instability and economic turbulence in the euro zone’s third-biggest economy.