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When political polls show an unpredictable outcome then the situation of a country becomes dangerous. It becomes frightening if that country is stuck in a crisis while candidates of all colours race with each other in making unconvincing promises to lure voters, in the knowledge that those promises blow with the sure breeze of the… » read more

Posted by Elio Pennisi

The present electoral law, introduced by the former Berlusconi government, only allows voting for the party while this last (well,…the Premier) will nominate members of parliament; a typical example of imperfect democracy. It was argued that a direct election of candidates would encourage vote rigging among unscrupulous contenders; as a result, the present technocrat parliament… » read more

Posted by Elio Pennisi