Monday, 4 March 2013

Italy heading for another unelected government

Things are hotting up in Italy again after president Giorgio Napolitano suggested a second unelected government, just a week after getting rid of Mario Monti's "technocrat" government.  The governor of the Bank of Italy has been suggested to run the country while the elected politicians try and form a democratic government.

The most vocal political opponent to the idea seems to be Beppe Grillo, a comedian turned politician who has unexpectedly found himself heading up 163 elected representatives without a plan or any infrastructure behind his party.  He says they "will vote law by law" rather than support any government but he does say that if his party gets into power they will put the country into technical default and withdraw from the €urozone.