Don't Count Bunga Out Just Yet - Berlusconi Now Has Senate Lead Over Bersani

Tyler Durden's picture

As noted initially, Italian exit polls are notoriously inaccurate. Sure enough, here is some data which directly contradicts initial pro-statist results:

  • BERLUSCONI LEADS IN KEY SENATE RACES, IPR PROJECTION SAYS
  • BERLUSCONI LEADS IN SENATE RACE 31% TO 29.5%: RAI PROJECTION
  • BERLUSCONI COALITION LEADING SENATE IN SICILY: LA7 PROJECTS

The market may have to ask some questions, after having shot repeatedly already. And it gets better:

  • Grillo Five-Star movement would be largest single party in Senate based on Rai projection 

A renegade, counter-establishment comic to head it all. What can one say but... Italy.

And EURUSD continues to weaken and Italian bonds have given up their post-poll gains...

 

Charts: Bloomberg

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Yancey Ward's picture

By this point in the European crisis, one should realize that actual votes don't matter.

DonutBoy's picture

Yes but at least Berlusconi is entertaining.  It's like Jersey Shore written on an entire country.

malikai's picture

Dear Italy (Lombardia, because the rest of you don't count anymore), DO NOT VOTE FOR BUNGA BUNGA.

Signed, EUR, FTSE, S&P longs.

idea_hamster's picture

"Italian exit polls are notoriously inaccurate"

In a way -- but I have to suspect that Italian exit polls are accurate, but the Italian vote-counting process is ... well ... c'mon -- it's the Italians counting votes!  This can only end poorly.

If anyone can rig an election, it's Bunga Bunga.

JenkinsLane's picture

It's not the votes that count but who counts the votes.

Sudden Debt's picture

Dear Italy,

VOTE FOR BUNGA!

Signed,

Gold.

bank guy in Brussels's picture

Belgians too for Bunga Bunga

Berlusconi

Beautiful women

Break-up of the euro

Bring it on sweet bitchez !

Italy I always had faith in you ... have been suggesting it for months here on ZeroHedge ... the Italians can see a financial scam in process better than anyone in Europe ... the euro 'a scam' as Berlusconi has said out loud

When there was an 1800s currency union, the Latin Monetary Union, the Italians broke it up first ...

And now, getting ready to do it again

Bunga bunga bunga !

lolmao500's picture

REJOICE!! The banksters and the eurocrats could still be kicked in the balls!!

buzzsaw99's picture

You can have my answer now senator...

lolmao500's picture

My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.

Edward Fiatski's picture

Good thing I piled even more into EUR at 1.33. :)

BUNGA-BUNGA, bitchez.

P.S. http://tg24.sky.it/tg24/speciale_elezioni/politiche/2013/senato/risultat...

Luigi Bersani          248    32,36%
Silvio Berlusconi      218    28,44%

In other news, UK 10 yr keeps rising to 2.14%.

Voice_Of_Unreason's picture

It would be so cool to see Berlusconi bend the Eurocrats over a barrel and bunga-bunga them.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

These theatrics just lend plausible deniability to the insanity. We understand where this is all going. The idea is to create doubt in order to gain extended game play.

Sudden Debt's picture

TO BAD I PIRATI ISN'T WINNING!

 

poor fella's picture

"priced in"

*fixed*

Shizzmoney's picture

I hope he picks Mario Balotelli as his Secretary of the Vaginas

Mutatto's picture

A little Bunga Bunga goes a long way.

 

Ponzi's picture

Just bring back Ruby Heartstealer.

fuu's picture

"BERLUSCONI COALITION LEADING SENATE IN SICILY: LA7 PROJECTS"

Is Sicily like Italy's Ohio?

mayhem_korner's picture

 

 

From the Chicago Tribune:  Dewey defeats Bunga! 

Black Markets's picture

It would be very funny if Berlusconi gets anywhere near power after he was so rudely ousted by Merkozy. Where is Sarkozy anyway?

I would love to read Angela Merkel's letter offering her congratulations on his election victory, should he ever regain power.

HD's picture

Former President Al Gore isn't buying it...

Edward Fiatski's picture

FORZA ITALIA, bitchez.

Banzai, we need one similar poster with young girls, that are actually 18*.

*For legal reasons.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Bill, are you planning on creating any additional Limited Edition Prints for sale soon?

thismarketisrigged's picture

go berlusconi. i hope u win this thing.

 

send the markets tumbling and the bankers losing there shirts. fuck them all.

Glass Seagull's picture

 

 

"Le palle al muro!"

nobusiness's picture

Why does this matter to the S&P 500???? Or the Russell 2000??

Glass Seagull's picture

 

 

A Bunga win means Italy returns to the days of economic efficiency, political transparency, and 16-yr. old Moroccan hookers.  Thus, there's no way that Italy is at risk of becoming a fresh catalyst for another bout of EU crises...no way at all.

 

 

Mugatu's picture

Why can't the US candidates be as entertaining?  Can't we get some crazed idiot running for President ?  I want a guy who is absolutely out of control.  Wouldn't it be funny to have a President/candidate with a major sex scandal.  Maybe he should even be accused of getting a blow job in the oval office.....oh wait.... we have had that.

I guess the Italians voting for Berlusconi are more like Americans than we thought.  Trust me, if Obama got caught doing something very un-Presidential, 47% of America would still vote for him.

Laugh at the Italians all you want, but it just isn't that different here in the U.S.

Mugatu's picture

That's a great picture of Donald Trump!  His hair looks like fine goose down feathers - its glorious!

Shell Game's picture

@ post from circa 2011, re: "Trust me, if Obama got caught doing something very un-Presidential, 47% of America would still vote for him."

 

It's 2013 now, and you were exactly right....

 

Ribeye's picture

Haaaaaaaaaaaa:)

I fckn love it, nice work my Italian buddies,

Burn you EU scumbags, burn,

A celebration dinner of Spagettii Bologneighs and Chianti I think,

Yipee:)

IridiumRebel's picture

Bologneighs

"...My wife will have the Quarterhorse Cavatelli and I will have your pony Gnocchi. That will be our mane course."

Ribeye's picture

"mane course" lol:)

I salute you sir,

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

With a Bunga Bunga message he wins.

Edward Fiatski's picture

All the men who voted, secretly hope to be as frisky as Silvio when they're his age. :)

IridiumRebel's picture

Please win.....please help collapse this bitch.