Bunga Is Back: Berlusconi To Run In 2013

Tyler Durden's picture

Back in November 2011, when Silvio was forced out of his PM position with a combination of plunging Italian bonds and strong globalist pressure in an attempt to restore confidence in the Italian economy and administration, and was replaced with a Goldman-affiliated technocrat, we said that it is only a matter of time before Monti fails in his task of turning the Italian economy around, and revisionist power vacuum forces put Silvio right back in his throne. Sure enough, Corriere writes that the man whoe made the term Bunga Bunga legendary may run for premier next year. Specifically, the ex-prime minister may seek top job in a “ticket” together with his party’s current leader Angelino Alfano, quoting him as saying that this is "A choice that I didn’t want to make." Berlusconi’s PDL party could garner 30% of vote in next election if the ex-premier seeks top job, Corriere says, without elaborating. Of course, what guaranteed that he would run was his statement last year that he would not run in the next election, making this outcome a foregone conclusion. And the funny thing is that he just may win.

From Corriere:

He has spent the last few weeks to study the surveys, to analyze the scenarios for the vote in 2013, listening to the PDL leaders, entrepreneurs and international representatives. But ultimately the decision is made: be standing for re-election as premier.


The role of noble father does not heat his constituents who ask a more direct engagement, the engagement she had ruled at the time of the investiture of Angelino Alfano as secretary of the PDL. The latest polls, arrived on his desk, some data have shown that, according to Knight, one can not ignore. Three scenarios submitted to respondents: a PDL without Berlusconi would not reach 10% of the votes and the nomination of the premiership Alfano, Berlusconi in the field as party chairman, would lead to a result around 18%. If, however, Berlusconi was still in the running for the presidency of the Council, in a ticket with Alfano and a team of young executives, the polls would arrive, according to surveys, including a 30%. A result that might not be enough to win the leadership of the country but would give the Knight and his party a decisive role in the next term, especially if you come to a coalition government called upon to continue the path of fiscal consolidation and exit from economic crisis.


The two summer months serve to prepare the new descent into the field ("a choice that I wanted to do but to which I have been pushing the polls, hundreds of letters and messages of the people of the moderates"). Berlusconi to give up vacation at Villa Certosa in Sardinia and will remain in Arcore just to get to September with all the papers ready: a new name to the party (which will recall the origins of Forza Italy), a team of forty to promote the new political adventure, consultations with international leaders with whom he maintained relations, the identification of candidates capable of winning votes in the territory.


Berlusconi is concerned for a PDL in the grip of "personalism," a nomenclature which is growing too interested in the defense of their share of power. You see more and more disillusioned moderate voters who take refuge in abstaining or even swell the ranks of grillismo.


Certainly will not be easy. There is first of all to preserve the relationship with Alfano, Berlusconi believes that the "very good" and why he wants to maintain a leading role. It is to dismantle the machinery of the primary would be meaningless if the founder of the party for re-election. Then weigh the processes are still open, especially on the Ruby case, even if the Knight is convinced, after the last hearings, that "things will go well."


And finally there is to develop an economic program that "optimism returns to a country gripped by a crisis of confidence." A difficult game, inside and outside the party, on the edge of the impossible almost twenty years after first taking the field

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OttoMBMP's picture

Go, Bunga, go!

I would love to see Monti's face, if Bunga wins.

MarkM's picture

And Merkels! Be interesting to see what his stance on the Euro will be

GetZeeGold's picture



Bunga! If we're gonna crash and burn into the ground....we might as well have a good time doing it!


1000pips's picture

Italy, like the rest of the Euro Member's-is a criminal state.  

Along with the vatican, (home of the greatest organized pedophile network in the history of mankind) and the mafia; these people will do anything to continue the corruption which has reduced this once great empire to the laughing stock of the world...he will win-the, corrupt always win in Italy. 

Ratscam's picture

Another Mussolini in the making.
Vatican Inc. a great book by Giabluigi Nuzzi about the corruption in the Vatican. The crimi al Vatican banker are running the show. It should be abolished, not the book, not the religion but the institution.

Peter Pan's picture

Forget the look on Merkel's and Monti's faces if Berlusconi wins. Let's have a look at the new female faces he will bring with him.

God love him. Those Italians are suckers for punishment no matter which way they decide.

LeBalance's picture

Tyler your supreme Freudian "man whoe" may not be changed.  It is absolutely right on.  Please I beg you do NOT change it.


cossack55's picture

Ah, the devil you know.  So comforting.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Seriously Coss, gross eh?

Only in these twisted times woudl such a man be welcomed back as a saviour.



GetZeeGold's picture



Could serve another 2 years theoretically. I think he's got a couple good years left in him. I don't really think he could do any worse.


What the hell.....let's give the kid another shot!


ziggy59's picture

Recycling crooks and murderers is so 21st century!

zilverreiger's picture

Berlusconi wants to finish what he started!

LULZBank's picture

"If your right leg was bid and left leg was offer, I'll have the spread."

Oh regional Indian's picture

Too funny Lulz. Is that an old WS joke or yours?

:-) Funny!


LULZBank's picture


Improvised from a chat up line. "If your right leg was Christmas and left leg was New Years, can I visit you during the holidays?"

Keith Piccirillo's picture

His return would be an attempt to be in the "annals" of history alongside Caligula.

LULZBank's picture

I'd do the same, if I was him but in a smarter way.

BorisTheBlade's picture

Yeah, I would put my favourite horse as a head of the central bank, not as a senator this time. That should restore some confidence.

LULZBank's picture

If Italy makes it to 2013.

BeetleBailey's picture

Hey...at least this is a true, out there criminal - unlike the masquerading as decent people douchebags in there now.

Bunga...go for it, you ho-screwing, money making, hair implanting, condom-eschewing, teen raping spaghetti snapper.

Bahamas's picture

Italian political figures are all so old that voters can be be accused of necrophily. Even have R.L. Montalcini as senator an she is frigging 103 !! Poor Italian youths ..they don't have a chance.

LULZBank's picture

They did a survey of 100 women, if they will have sex with Berlusconi.

30 replied Yes and 70 replied "What; Again??!"

JPMorgan's picture

The return of the godfather, the teflon don.

Meh he is a more likable rogue than that unelected three-card Monti.

marriedgeordie's picture

the fucker is immortal, and is an indication of a deeper problem in the italian society, imo. i mean, after all this shit they are still willing to vote for him?!?!?!

GetZeeGold's picture



Seriously? Obama is still in the running.....just saying.


If an empty coke bottle was to run for President......at least half of the country would probably vote for it.


azzhatter's picture

/agree with said coke bottle policies

marriedgeordie's picture

that's different. ten years ago, nobody outside of Illinois heard about Obama, whereas Silvio has been in politics since 1990s, and served as the prime minister on three occassions, has been accused of the wildest shit imaginable for a politician (just recall on what petty accusations the last president of germany resigned), and people still vote for him. one british stand-up comedian said about a year ago after the news that the latest sex scandal had not diminished Silvio's popularity: "seriously, what does he have to do for people to stop liking him - rape the Pope?"

Saro's picture

Only if the Coke bottle was from my party.

GMadScientist's picture

Long head-compatible pikes!

Peter K's picture

I'll fly to Italy and vote for him.

Hope they don't have ID checks at the poll boths like in the good ole U S of A. ;)

If they do.... calling Mr Holder, calling Mr. Holder.

stant's picture

bunta or death by bunga

I am on to you's picture

Finaly he is back,the man who said before Monti entered the unelected chair,Italias economy,is ROCK SOLID,he even looks like he got new hair to,young as ever,GIRLS!

Never a dul moment with Sconi!

Taterboy's picture

Going long HOOK-the hooker ETF!

Joe A's picture

In the case he wins, the chainsaw should be put in the Alps and Italy should then float down to Lybia. If he doesn't win, also.

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

From Spiegel online:


Prodi: You cannot imagine how I have suffered in the last years. Wherever I went, it was all "bunga bunga". In Beijing, they laughed at my wife and I. Even in Kenya, the park rangers pointed at the monkeys in the trees and said, "Look, they are doing 'bunga bunga'."




Inthemix96's picture

Hmm, the more things change, the more they seem the same eh?

This dirty old man, and lets face it, if you were his age and your 17 year old daughter brought someone back to your house his age, what would you do?

Well I know what I would do, and I do believe many of you would do the same.  I would kick the fuckers head in.  Now come on my Italian, pasta eating, lanky haired, dirty complextion, filthy smelling, corrupt to the core, surrender specialist friends.

Imagine that is your daughter I am talking about.  Do the right thing for once you spineless fuckers.  Fuck berlisconi, and the horse he is still riding on about.

pain_and_soros's picture

Bring back father Guido Sarducci