Anna Masera

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All those in Italy who oppose the Italian premiership – around half the country, I’d say – cheered with relief when the news broke that Silvio Berlusconi had been stripped of his legal immunity and could now face prosecution in a number of trials. But so did many other Italians – because it’s a win for the Italian constitution, not for the “left wing”, as Berlusconi wants people to believe. And many who cast their vote for Berlusconi, when faced with the choice between him and the constitution, would rather keep their pledge to the latter.

In La Stampa, Michele Ainis wrote that the judges’ decision was a lesson to politics, while Marcello Sorgi said Berlusconi’s reaction, attacking the president of the republic, Giorgio Napolitano, went “beyond all limits“.…  Seguir leyendo »

Italy’s premier Silvio Berlusconi is angry, underneath his smiling mask. Under pressure from the many scandals surrounding him, he brushes off all accusations and Italians seem to side with him – looking at the latest administrative electoral results, where Berlusconi’s centre-right Partito delle Libertà fared well. Nonetheless the infernal process that he commenced is starting to turn against him.

According to the opposition leader Dario Franceschini, commenting on how Italians voted in the European and local elections, “the decline of the right wing has started”. So far that seems more a dream than a reality, but it is true that Italy is divided in two: half on the right and half on the left.…  Seguir leyendo »