Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Napolitano Gone At Last
Parliamentary democracy is restored in Italy. Giorgio Napolitano's letter of resignation is delivered to Matteo Renzi, the Prime Minister (not the prime minister Napolitano wanted - and installed - but the one we wanted and who forced the removal of Enrico Letta).
There were lots of horses, lots of caped carabinieri with plumed hats, lots of bowing and scraping, but the years of occupation of the office of President, accompanied by gross attempts to extend the powers and practices of that office, are over.