Saturday, April 29, 2006

Election of a President to the Senate

Crystal ball gazers ought in full force to scry for messages in the marathon session to elect a President of the Italian senate. The Corriere article
Maratona al Senato puts it well. Given that senators, on a third ballot, were still making obvious mistakes - omitting the centre-left candidate's first name, or putting Francesco instead of Franco - "it's difficult to think of distractions or errors, and easier rather to consider them as internal messages within the majority". Who wins from this protracted game, and what message result, is for anyone to guess. Maybe if a lot of money starts going to the Sudtirol we'll know.

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