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Monday, April 10, 2006

Dangerous, Crazy Right-Wing President Tossed Out of Office

Posted by on April 10 at 16:31 PM

Unfortunately, we’re talking about the president of Italy. Still, it’s nice to know that no crazy, dangerous right-wing president is forever.

Opposition unseats Berlusconi in Italian election: exit polls

The centre-left opposition led by Romano Prodi has won Italy’s general election, unseating Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to exit polls.

“We are still very cautious but if these indications are confirmed that would mean that Italy had decided to turn the page and begin a new era,” said a spokesman at Prodi’s campaign headquarters on Monday.

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Exit polls showed John Kerry winning in Ohio. Let's wait for the fat lady to sing.

They're now saying it's a split parliament. Prodi's center-left got 49.8 percent, Berlusconi's anti-anti-fascist group 49.7, but the winning coalition automatically gets 55% of the seats (huh? it's Italy), but Silvio gets to keep the Senate. The man's a serious scumbag, like a Bush with fewer ethics and more corruption.

According to the AP, the overseas Senate seats went for the center-left coalition so they've got majorities in both sides of the legislature.

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