Monday, 27 May 2013

Crisis of Democracy in Italy Worsens

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.

In this photograph packages of unused ballots wait to be returned to the electoral returning officer for Pisa where the same unheard-of turnout was registered.

* "Qualunque sia il risultato delle amministrative, il governo dovrà andare avanti come se nulla fosse".


Weekend Yachtsman said...

I am reminded of the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council, speaking about the referendum in France about the EU constitution.

'If it's a Yes we will say "on we go", and if it's a No we will say "we continue".'

As we know, the result was No, and they continued. Plus, the French had to vote again so as to get it right. I assume the second part will not be regarded as necessary in Italy.

When are we going to rise up against these tyrants?

hatfield girl said...

More disturbingly, Yacht, what will rise up against these tyrants?

The 5 Stars, whose vote has collapsed even within the more general collapse of the vote, are not the grouping persistently presented as the Movement by a hostile elites and their media, ie the disaffected Democrats who wanted Renzi as the leader and were excluded from the Democratic primaries by the communist old guard within the PD who imposed Bersani as their 'candidate premier'.

The 5 Stars are drawn from the anti- Berlusconi Right, the libertarians, and those who subscribe to a rule of law, small state, anti-Europe agenda as well as defected Democrats. Not, though, a racialist or neoNazi grouping. If the Five Stars are forced out of political life by the current Napolitano stitch-up they aren't going to vote for it. Ever.

None of these local elections has been won yet. The run-offs are in 10 days' time. My guess would be even larger abandonment of the polls with only the Communist Party of Italy diehards of the Democratic Party being turned out. There will be no victory, rather a scary silence from half the electorate and more.

Italians vote, they always have. And now they have stopped. There's some sort of silent regrouping taking place.