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I agree, and personally find it scandalous that
the referendum results are being even more thoroughly
flouted than before, when the professional pols at least had to seem to do something in tune with the clear expression of public opinion in the referendum.

     I think that it's likely that a majority of Italians would prefer major responsibility for individual representatives, not, as de Gondi observes, the "eternal" power brokers who are nested within the apparatus of the various parties.  In this regard, the direct election of mayors (for "sufficiently large" cities) is a major success, and, one hopes, a training ground for future
prime ministers.

Hannah K. O'Luthon

by Hannah K OLuthon on Fri Sep 16th, 2005 at 01:05:40 AM EST

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