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Serious question: what makes a PD/5* implosion inevitable or unavoidable?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 06:45:12 PM EST
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5* has defined itself by the reject of "politics as usual" and most career politicians of past governments, including Matteo Renzi. PD is pro-austerity, 5* is anti-austerity; PD is relatively liberal on immigration, 5* is closer to Salvini in that regard; PD is dye-in-the-wool parliamentary democracy, 5* leans towards "direct democracy" via their Rousseau platform.

They hate each other. The only thing they have in common for now is their fear of Salvini's Lega eating their lunch if new elections are called now. Not the foundations of a solid and long lasting coalition.

by Bernard on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 07:19:26 PM EST
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Yet it appears that both 5* and PD have recognized that the their other potential partner is better than the alternative of letting Salvini make significant electoral gains any time soon. Perhaps PD will move a bit towards 5* on anti-austerity, as relieving economic pressure on the bottom 80% would undercut Salvini, 5* can move towards PD on immigration, and they can compromise on making voter registration and voting easier. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 05:29:25 PM EST
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An alternative arrangement might be for 5* to provide PD with its own version of Rousseau to use as they see fit.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 05:35:08 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 10:29:53 AM EST
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"...and they can compromise on making voter registration and voting easier."
I don't understand this. Voter registration for everyone is automatic at 18. It's not the States.
On another note, the five-star party had its electronic vote and 79% voted for a coalition gov with the PD.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 08:02:52 PM EST
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