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Dethroned Berlusconi Pushing For Early November Election

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Just under a year ago, in early November 2011, the ECB specifically made it a very clear prerogative that it would not buy Italian bonds under the SMP program, or in any other way seek to lower Italian bond yields, which promptly soared to all time highs, as long as the intransigent Silbio Berlusconi, then career PM, remained in his position as head of Italy. A few days after Italian bonds soared, Silvio quietly and reluctantly stepped down, paving the way for that other Goldmanite - unelected technocrat Mario Monti to take over the reins. We are now just over two months until the one year anniversary of the historic Berlusconi ouster by a central bank (whose head amusingly wrote an Op-ed in a leftist German publication that his organization is apolitical; just as the Fed is apolitical until Wall Street darling Chuck Schumer tells Bernanke to "get to work Mr. Chairman"), and suddenly Silvio is back in the picture. As Italian daily Repubblica notes, the former PM "fears the repercussions of a conviction in the Ruby process before the vote" currently scheduled for 2013, and as a result Berlusconi would agree to sign off on a plan to reform the electoral law in the next few days on the condition that early elections will be held in November. Whether or not this means that Silvio is seeking to retain his PM throne, or merely to regain prosecutorial immunity from engaging in various questionable activities (mostly of a sexual nature) is unknown, but the fact that the Italian political theater may regain its old tragicomic luster has us smiling at the prospect of what the end of 2012 has to offer, especially since America's own presidential election will culminate at about the same time.

From Repubblica, google translated:

BERLUSCONI asking for votes in November. "We have no choice, 2013 is too far away, prosecutors persecute me, the judges want to condemn me before the election campaign." The acceleration mature within 24 hours.

 

Couple under a blanket of marsh apparent in the negotiations between PDL and PD on the electoral law. Takes shape in the fort of Palazzo Grazioli, where the Knight rushes from Sardinia emergency calling to report her: Alfano, Verdini, Ghedini, Bonaiuti. And here's the twist: you have to hurry, immediately approve the reform.

 

The leader - and the news that the lawyer of former Prime Minister leads to the War Cabinet - looms the very real risk of a conviction at first instance in November and December. The ax of the Ruby process. The curse that haunts him. The nightmare of a campaign to be conducted from January to March, presidential candidate of the Council, with the burden of a judgment fatal to those infamous crimes.

 

Take a short time, the hawks sitting in the living room of Via del Plebiscito, to understand that the only train passes now to avoid catastrophe. Approve the electoral law in a few days, even under the conditions of the opponents of the Democratic Party, provided that the resignation convince Monti and Napolitano to anticipate the vote in November. It is a sudden change of perspective.

 


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Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:55 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Bunga Forever!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:10 | Link to Comment intric8
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"the fact that the Italian political theater may regain its old tragicomic luster has us smiling at the prospect of what the end of 2012 has to offer, especially since America's own presidential election will culminate at about the same time"

I hear the Mayans are offering their own opinion of how 2012 will end as well. Could be the best prospect of all, judging from the way things are headed

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:16 | Link to Comment Zwelgje
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Bunga Bunga is not the same without the flair of power I guess. Then he's just a horny old man.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:23 | Link to Comment AvoidingTaxation
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Genio Italico

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:23 | Link to Comment MountainMan
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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those 2 in the front have 'manson lamps' as T. soprano calls them

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:39 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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I remember defending Berlusconi here in ZH. I definitely remember that. How happy is actually the typical ZH reader that Italy now has Monti? Face it, Italy will never have a PM that satisfies the AngloSphere's public opinion. And France, Spain and Germany share this fate. Rupert has of course also quite a lot to do with it...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:46 | Link to Comment bank guy in Brussels
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Italy is in fact possibly the first country that will leave the euro, under Berlusconi

It makes much more sense for Italy ... whose overall debt situation is actually better than many other countries - public debt is high yes, but private sector debt is extremely low

Italy is a major exporter like Germany, with food, clothing, shoes and accessories people around the world want to buy ... their only real problem is the high interest from public debt because they cannot print like the UK and US and Japan, plus a euro priced higher than an Italian lira

Italy has, many think, little to lose from leaving the euro and much to gain ... hundreds of billions, in fact

They are the real wild card on leaving the euro ... and Berlusconi may be just the man to do it, sweeping into office on an anti-EU, anti-euro, anti-austerity platform

And you can hardly blame him for wanting revenge given the putsch-like way he was ousted by ECB-EU collusion ... whatever one thinks of Berlusconi, it was not right for forces outside Italy to chase him out of office

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:16 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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jesus................ IT'S THE SAME SHIT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.........

 

that doesn't matter if Monti or Berlusconi.

 

Monti = freemasons

 

Berlusconi= freemasons

 

like Obamney--------------------------------->Monlusconi

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:27 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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It's NOT the same... Berlusconi bangs the hottest skanks...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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...and he is one of the mortal enemies of the House of Murdoch. Never forget this.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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if it's Italy it's P2- think more Vatican Bank/Robert Calvi "hangin' out" under the Blackfriar Bridge

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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bgiB, how many Italians do you think are against the EU, against the EUR and against austerity?

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment I am on to you
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Every one voting for this thing,Berlusconi,must have been paid!

But thats so common in Latin contrys.

One just have to look at Lula,the shoshineboy from Sao Paulo who was educated at John Hopkins,he loves football to,and "Sem Fome,So Gordo" became a genious,so genious that" Microsoft and LG pays the shoshineboy,million to promote them,aint the world a wonderfull just place to watch.

Latinos sao Latinos,esmolda eles,e eles joelhar. 

Dar eles feijao,e eles votar de ti!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:02 | Link to Comment portuguese man-...
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"Latinos são Latinos, dá-lhes uma esmola e eles ajoelham"

 

"Dá-lhes feijão e eles votam em ti"

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:52 | Link to Comment EmileLargo
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If he comes back, not only is the Euro finished, so is the EU. Good riddance.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:53 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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It's hard for career politicians to keep filling those money bags sitting at home.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:54 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Which brings me to why are there no term limits in the US other than for the president? The gov't excuse would be we couldn't find qualified candidates every 4 years. We all know the real reason. Land of the free my fucking ass.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment Red Pill
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And re-elected he will be, rest assured. He's mega popular and they want him back.

Remember, people get the leadership they deserve. When the masses are dumbed down like now, democracy is not in their best interest. Tyranny of the dumbed down majority...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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he's got flair- more than the dipshit "holier-than-thou" rubes we put in office

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment Vegetius
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BUNGA BUNGA!!!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:12 | Link to Comment Peter K
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Hey, but it's only sex. And everyone knows that it's ok to lie about sex. :)

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:22 | Link to Comment Spontaneous Violence
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Same ... Same ... One set of gangsters for another set of gangsters

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:56 | Link to Comment paulie
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I'd rather be governed by a crook like Bunga than by a bunch of unelected technocrats who are just obeying orders coming from those masonic jews who control the banks.

Call me stupid.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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post of the day-thanks for the laugh.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment exartizo
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"Silvio Berlusconi!....

My friend

My compatriate...

My.. partner in crime!"

- General Admiral Aladeen

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 16:59 | Link to Comment GoodMorningMr.V...
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This guy is a riot. Bunga bunga back? He's crook. But for himself, and not for the globalists.

He's just too corrupt. He is the one who ordered the stealing of those bonds held by representatives of the Dragon family. Tried to cash them himself. A big faux pas that could cause the international monetary system to unwind.

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