The imposed government of Italy now states openly its intention of any democratic vote being ignored.
"Whatever is the result of local elections the government must go forward as if nothing has happened."*
The prime minister from the Democratic party and the deputy prime minister from Berlusconi's People of Liberty party have a signed agreement to circumvent from the centre any effects of their respective parties loss of influence locally after the elections. The vote is to be ignored. Voting closes today for the elections for the mayor of Rome and for the mayor of Siena (to name the most significant - Rome because it is the capital and its mayor has extensive power and political importance, Siena because it is the heartland, and was the financial, banking-driven power house, of the Democratic party after funding ceased from the USSR in 1992 until the scandals engulfing the Monti dei Paschi and its Foundation this year and ongoing).
Voters are deserting the elections en masse. In Rome there is a 20% fall in votes cast on the first day of the ballot, which closes at 3pm today. Across the country double-digit falls in voter numbers are being recorded. Presumably most of the deserting electorate are former Democratic party supporters who have been betrayed by their elected representatives both in the elections to the presidency of the Republic with the refusal to support either Romano Prodi or Stefano Rodota' for the presidency and the reimposition of Napolitano, and in the acceptance of a regime then imposed by Napolitano and sustained in office by deals between extra-parliamentary as well as parliamentary minorities to maintain an EU-sanctioned status quo.
Meanwhile we are now back to standards of living last seen 40 years ago as a direct result of obsessional adherence to European Union agendas and priorities.
Only 1 out of 2 voted in Rome.
* "Qualunque sia il risultato delle amministrative, il governo dovrà
andare avanti come se nulla fosse".