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Plus the 7 vitalici senator.. they can vote.. or they can abstain.as  they wish

They are
Francesco Cossiga, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Giorgio Napolitano, Giulio Andreotti, Sergio Pininfarina, Rita Levi Montalcini e Emilio Colombo.

So we will see what happens but it can all be very well down to what 7 non elected people decide to do. No matter the result on the 6 seats aborad.. these seven senator could block Prodi if they wish. Will they?

And time to sleep!!!!

And viva la campania!!!!!

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Mon Apr 10th, 2006 at 09:31:44 PM EST
We call'em senatori a vita.

They usually don't meddle in the formation of governments. They're in the cosmos far beyond the madding crowd.

The problem is the vote of confidence to form the government. I'll have to check this aspect when I get hold of my wits tomorrow.

It seems the Union will have a one Senator advantage after all due to foreign senators. Let's hope.

by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Mon Apr 10th, 2006 at 09:43:22 PM EST
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Or possibly even a lead of 5?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Apr 10th, 2006 at 09:48:03 PM EST
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Scalfaro, Napolitano e Montalcini have strong relationships with the Prodi coalition, so their vote (at least for the initial government creation) will most certainly be casted with the Union. Cossiga is kind of a crazy horse, so you can't really say, but he fell out with Berlusconi a while ago. Andreotti could ask for something in return for his vote, and where he votes Colombo will probably follow. I have no idea about Pininfarina (didn't even know he was a senator!).
by toyg (g.lacava@gmail.com) on Tue Apr 11th, 2006 at 03:27:53 AM EST
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