Saturday, April 22, 2006
With the election of the head of state due on the 12th and 13th April, I haven't heard many names touted for the post. Big contrast with all the other posts, like the Presidents of the two chambers. L'espresso has an interesting poll which runs through the candidates: Amato, Ciampi, Bindi, Bonino, and Giorgio Napolitano. Napolitano's strong showing surprised me. Ciampi-bis, the second most popular option, is, I think, still unlikely. I've nodded off during a lecture by Rosy Bindi, so I wouldn't favour her. Bonino and her positions I like, but might be too polarising. Let's hope that none of the fied get burned too quickly.