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News Prodi defeats Berlusconi defeats Truman

  1. Apr 10, 2006 #1
    As of the minute, Prodi has (prematurely?) declared victory for his Union coalition, by a provisional margin of 49.8% to 49.7% (BBC):

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  3. Apr 11, 2006 #2
  4. Apr 11, 2006 #3
    Berlusconi's more bent than a U-bend. But Prodi's coalition consists of nine parties, and even if they manage to get a majority in the lower house it's going to be about 2 or 3 seats.

    This isn't going to last. The Communists now have enough seats to being down the government if they pull out, and I don't see them sticking around for long.
  5. Apr 11, 2006 #4
    Well the Left did have a 500 odd page "aggrement" outlining what they want to achieve which all parties signed, so it seems to be a political coalition rather than what happened before. But you may be right...
  6. Apr 11, 2006 #5


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    Congratulations Italy!
    "Getting rid of" Berlusconi is very good news.
    (Although there's now another problem of how to get rid of the communists...)
  7. Apr 11, 2006 #6
    They havent got rid of him yet :) They are awaiting the "offical results"

    I love politcal soap opra heh
  8. Apr 11, 2006 #7


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    Yeah, heard Berlusconi also "offers" a coalision government...bad looser?
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  9. Apr 11, 2006 #8


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    Talk about your individual really vote being important....
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