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

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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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Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:20 | 3273937 Yancey Ward
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By this point in the European crisis, one should realize that actual votes don't matter.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:24 | 3273955 DonutBoy
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Yes but at least Berlusconi is entertaining.  It's like Jersey Shore written on an entire country.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:26 | 3273962 malikai
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Dear Italy (Lombardia, because the rest of you don't count anymore), DO NOT VOTE FOR BUNGA BUNGA.

Signed, EUR, FTSE, S&P longs.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3273964 idea_hamster
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"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.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:33 | 3273990 JenkinsLane
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It's not the votes that count but who counts the votes.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:29 | 3273975 Sudden Debt
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Dear Italy,

VOTE FOR BUNGA!

Signed,

Gold.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:54 | 3274058 bank guy in Brussels
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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 !

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:20 | 3273938 lolmao500
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REJOICE!! The banksters and the eurocrats could still be kicked in the balls!!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:21 | 3273939 spastic_colon
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puullleeeze

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:21 | 3273941 buzzsaw99
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You can have my answer now senator...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:29 | 3273979 lolmao500
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My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:23 | 3273945 Cognitive Dissonance
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Welcome to the insane asylum.

All roads lead to the same destination.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:24 | 3273947 Edward Fiatski
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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%.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:22 | 3273948 Voice_Of_Unreason
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It would be so cool to see Berlusconi bend the Eurocrats over a barrel and bunga-bunga them.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:26 | 3273967 Cognitive Dissonance
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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.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:34 | 3273995 Sudden Debt
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TO BAD I PIRATI ISN'T WINNING!

 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3274025 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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How about Berlusconi doing the bunga bunga with unsuspecting meter maids.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQtL5FYvgVg&feature=player_embedded

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:23 | 3273950 Kaiser Sousa
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Dow 36,000......

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:24 | 3273953 poor fella
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"priced in"

*fixed*

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:24 | 3273954 Shizzmoney
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I hope he picks Mario Balotelli as his Secretary of the Vaginas

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:25 | 3273957 Mutatto
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A little Bunga Bunga goes a long way.

 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:25 | 3273959 Grimbert
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Grillo's a close 2nd and Bersani's third at the moment:

http://tg24.sky.it/tg24/speciale_elezioni/politiche/2013/camera/risultati.html

 

 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:25 | 3273960 Ponzi
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Just bring back Ruby Heartstealer.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:26 | 3273963 fuu
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"BERLUSCONI COALITION LEADING SENATE IN SICILY: LA7 PROJECTS"

Is Sicily like Italy's Ohio?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3273970 Cognitive Dissonance
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Diebold says YES!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:33 | 3273991 Yancey Ward
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Philadelphia.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:26 | 3273965 mayhem_korner
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From the Chicago Tribune:  Dewey defeats Bunga! 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:27 | 3273969 Black Markets
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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.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:28 | 3273971 HD
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Former President Al Gore isn't buying it...

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:29 | 3273976 williambanzai7
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THE MAN WHO LIVED AGAIN

By @blumaberlin

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:31 | 3273984 Edward Fiatski
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FORZA ITALIA, bitchez.

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

*For legal reasons.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:36 | 3273996 Cognitive Dissonance
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Bill, are you planning on creating any additional Limited Edition Prints for sale soon?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:30 | 3273980 thismarketisrigged
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go berlusconi. i hope u win this thing.

 

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

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:36 | 3273997 HD
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So say us all.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:30 | 3273981 Glass Seagull
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"Le palle al muro!"

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:30 | 3273982 nobusiness
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Why does this matter to the S&P 500???? Or the Russell 2000??

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3274023 Glass Seagull
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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.

 

 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:47 | 3274032 nobusiness
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Oh, more hookers.  got it.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:32 | 3273988 Jason T
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my ulcer ... 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:37 | 3273998 Mugatu
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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.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:40 | 3274004 HD
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"Can't we get some crazed idiot running for President ?"

http://www.kulturekritic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/22/donald-trump.jpg

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:56 | 3274237 Mugatu
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That's a great picture of Donald Trump!  His hair looks like fine goose down feathers - its glorious!

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:36 | 3274186 Shell Game
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@ 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....

 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3273999 Edward Fiatski
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Looks like results are in, somewhere, since EUR is in free-fall. :)

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

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:38 | 3274000 Ribeye
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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:)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:43 | 3274017 IridiumRebel
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Bologneighs

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

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:58 | 3274068 Ribeye
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"mane course" lol:)

I salute you sir,

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:40 | 3274007 the not so migh...
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With a Bunga Bunga message he wins.

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:49 | 3274044 Edward Fiatski
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All the men who voted, secretly hope to be as frisky as Silvio when they're his age. :)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3274010 IridiumRebel
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Please win.....please help collapse this bitch. 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:43 | 3274016 CrashisOptimistic
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So which one of these guys is from Kenya?

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:48 | 3274039 dragoneyes74
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The Euro short this morning was a perfect technical retracement up to the downtrend line around 1.3320 from the big breakdown of the uptrend line last week that dates back to last summer.  This should hold but election results may influence it, so if it breaks thru that downtrend line near my entry with any force I'll look to exit.  I think the dollar will make it to 83-ish, which would put the Euro somewhere around 1.28-ish.  

 

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:53 | 3274053 Super Broccoli
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woooooooooops !

FUCK EUROPE :-)

Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:00 | 3274077 Curtis LeMay
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Not only the Senate:

Update at 10:37 a.m. ET: New polls from Sky News indicate that investors may have been fooled: Berlusconi has taken the lead in the latest read-out on the elections with 31% of the popular vote. Bersani’s center-left party trails with 29.7%, and Monti lags even farther behind with 8.2% of the popular vote. The Italian FTSE MIB has fallen sharply, back to +0.5% +0.2% for the day.

http://qz.com/56410/bersani-has-the-lead-in-italian-election/

 

Avanti Berlusconi!

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