ROME (AFP) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi recognised a humiliating defeat on Monday in opposition-backed referendums aimed at blocking nuclear power and abolishing a law intended to give him legal immunity. "The high turnout in the referendums shows a will on the part of citizens to participate in decisions about our future that cannot be ignored," Berlusconi said, after official data showed 57 percent of voters had taken part. Turnout was of crucial importance since the referendums required participation of more than 50 percent in order to have legal force. "The will of Italians is clear on all the subjects of this consultation.