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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-16-06 10:26 PM
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1. Italy: Felicitazione Romano Prodi!!! Milione pentito Berlusconi, bye bye
Edited on Sun Apr-16-06 10:51 PM by autorank
Hes gone but not forgotten. Berlusconi, the loser in the recent race for the top office in Italy did his best to hold on to power. He was trailing in the exit polls (which Europeans take seriously). He went and hired an American firm to show him ahead. He owns a huge publishing company so he had them send out glossy bio pieces on him. He even got a special meeting with the Pope. He lost by a hair and claimed fraud (its called projection putting your own stuff on others). No one took him seriously. Arrivederci Berlusconi!!! Bye, bye.

Prodi Says He'll Start Forming New Gov't
ROME, Apr. 16, 2006

(AP) Romano Prodi, whose center-left bloc won a slender majority in last week's parliamentary elections, said Sunday he is getting ready to lead the future government despite conservative Premier Silvio Berlusconi's refusal to concede defeat.

"Someone won and the other side lost," Prodi told reporters outside his home in Bologna. "Enough is enough. Let's get to work."

"The country needs to breathe, it needs to soar, it needs joy, it needs to recover," added Prodi, who previously defeated Berlusconi in 1996 elections.

Alluding to a bitter election campaign that was taken up more by mudslinging than by serious discussions about a stagnant economy and tight job market, Prodi said it is time to "leave these things aside and begin to work for the country," according to the Italian news agency ANSA.

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