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After the self-flagellation, the calls for self-criticism, the maalox, the calls for Grillo's resignation (without specifying the position he holds and has to resign from) urgent requests coming from miraculous people in the world of politics who are now coming out into the open, perhaps now is the time to look for a teeny bit of objectivity and realism in evaluating the election results. The M5S now has 17 Euro-parliamentarians , whereas before it had none. It is the second party in the country and the top Movement. For now, it has a new mayor and it's taking part in 12 second ballots in important cities like Livorno, Modena, Fano and Civitavecchia. It has more than 500 new local councillors. The M5S came into being in October 2009. The PD has been in existence since the end of World War II, when it was called the Italian Communist Party and it has continually changed its name since then. For a complete mutation it should call itself the PDC (Partito democratico cristiano) {Christian Democrat Party} as an intermediate step before being the Christian Democrats, to come full circle. De Mita's offspring, Renzie's historical selfies and the ones of Letta and of Alfano with De Mita can all be found on the Internet. They have phagocytised the left wing like a python swallowing a mouse and what's amazing is that the post-communists are even happy about it. Even though we cannot hide the fact that we wanted to come out in front of the PD, our statements have been transformed into a resounding defeat, like at the battle of Caporetto, or the battle of Waterloo. But how much cheap wine do they consume before they start to write? The M5S is here in Europe and it's going to hang around and make its voice heard. We are the top Opposition organisation in Italy (in fact the only one after decades without an Opposition), and we are waiting to get into government. Of the Italians aged 18 to 29 the highest percentage vote for the M5S. It's just a matter of time.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri May 30th, 2014 at 07:01:39 AM EST

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