I was not the greatest fan of Romano Prodi as Commission President, but he has until now made a reasonable job of governing Italy with a wafer-thin majority. Yet today it looks like that is going to come crashing down [BBC Story], as the government’s foreign policy proposals were defeated by 2 votes in a non-binding decision by the Senate. President Napolitano might not accept a resignation from Prodi, but it seems like Italian politics is resorting to traditional form. The opposition are calling for the government to resign – as if that is going to help the country. Some of Prodi’s policies – especially deregulation efforts – have been generally well received. With a decent government record to date, maybe an early election might be the way to put Belusconi and his Forza cronies in their place?
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Zwei Dinge sind mir aufgefallen: der Pluralis majestatis ;) Und wie Söder betont, wer ihn alles unterstützt hat - die Jungen, die Modernen und Zukunftsorientierten. Deutlicher Subtext, wer da seiner Ansicht nach noch übrig bleibt für Laschet. https://twitter.com/phoenix_de/status/1384454552401874944
Die Würfel sind gefallen, @CSU-Chef @Markus_Soeder will @CDU-Chef @ArminLaschet bei seiner #KanzlerKandidatur für die #Union unterstützen. Nur eine geschlossene Union könne am Ende erfolgreich sein. #Söder wünscht #Laschet viel Erfolg 🍀 | #CSU #CDU
Summary of the past week:
Söder, CSU: "I'm here, I'm pretty popular. CDU, I can save you from an election debacle"
CDU leadership: "Thanks, but no thanks. We'd sooner go for one of our own, whatever the downsides"