Your point being?Italy struggles to elect president after center-left collapse By Naomi O'Leary | Reuters –
By Naomi O'Leary
ROME (Reuters)- Italy's divided parliament made a fifth attempt to elect a president on Saturday after a split over candidates flung the main center-left alliance into disarray and forced its leader to resign, plunging the country into deeper political chaos.
Pier Luigi Bersani said late on Friday he would quit as Democratic Party (PD) leader as soon as a new head of state was elected, after party rebels sabotaged two separate candidates he had proposed. The PD's president, Rosy Bindi, also resigned.
A new president to succeed President Giorgio Napolitano, whose term ends on May 15, is needed to help broker a solution to political deadlock that has dragged on since an inconclusive February election.
Oh FYI, the president has no power in Italy, except to convey various political factions to form a governing coalition. The president of Italy has even less power than the vice-president of the United States.
Is Italy in a bad way? Yes. Very much so. Are you happy about that?Yes, very much so. I'm not. No sane person is, just as no sane person is happy that things are not yet 100% in the USA. Only Obama haters are ready to see the country fall asunder if only to spite Obama.