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  •  The obvious solution (1+ / 0-)
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    Is to have it be Berlusconi.


    Think about it. It's a powerless office in most parliamentary democracies, only relevant when it comes time to call elections. He couldn't do it and lead a party or be PM. Plus, by the time his term was done he would be too old to even think about running again. I don't think he'd take it because he wants power, but that would solve a lot of problems at once.

    •  Too polarizing (1+ / 0-)
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      Who would vote for him? A healthy majority of the PD wouldn't vote for him, Monti's group wouldn't vote for him, SEL would never support him, and Grillo's group wouldn't support him either. He'd be lucky if his own party would vote for him since he was only accepted back as party leader with an agreement he wouldn't hold a position in government higher than as a minister.

      (-9.38, -7.49), Blood type "O", social anarchist, KY-01, "When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy." — Stanisław Lem

      by Setsuna Mudo on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 10:03:46 AM PDT

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      •  They'll just re-elect Napolitano (0+ / 0-)

        Which they did. He's the only one above the fray. If Monti hadn't run for Prime Minister, I bet they could've gotten him installed as a technocrat Prime Minister for another year just to stabilize things.

        Kansan by birth, Californian by choice and Gay by the Grace of God.

        by arealmc on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 03:08:17 PM PDT

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