Skip to comments.Analysis: Has Monti made Italy's politicians irrelevant?
Posted on 02/14/2012 10:18:23 AM PST by Olog-hai
The remarkable success of Prime Minister Mario Monti, feted as a hero both at home and abroad, has created turmoil among Italy's discredited politicians and is likely to provoke radical shifts in the political landscape over the coming year.
Some analysts say the impact of Monti will spark a political revolution comparable to the "Clean Hands" corruption probewhose 20th anniversary is this week.
That scandal swept away the old order, sending hundreds of politicians to jail and forcing Bettino Craxi, the dominant figure of his era, into exile in Tunisia where he died.
"The whole Italian system is in transition, linked to Monti's success and the European environment...there is a crisis in the parties," said a senior center-left politician who asked not to be named.
"It is not possible for the existing parties to get back into power; that is why they are worried," said a senior official in Monti's government. "I don't expect any old (political) vehicle to be a vehicle in the future."
When Monti was appointed to head a technocrat government in November, with Italy on the brink of an economic catastrophe that would likely have killed the euro, there were predictions the politicians would only give him a few months to calm markets before forcing an early election. Rightist politicians talked of "pulling out the plug."
That talk is history. Scarcely anybody now believes there will be elections before scheduled in spring 2013, including Monti's discredited predecessor Silvio Berlusconi, whose scandal-plagued final months had destroyed confidence on the markets.
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The article claims to be “analysis” but doesn’t say just what has been done, much analyze it.
Monti is a communist appointed by Brussel bureaucrates. He has done crap, or worse. The only thing that came out of this was the political narcissistic grandstanding of elections, and that is it, but it is a high price to pay through censorship, PC and the destruction of the correct placement of people of worth where they should be positioned out.
In other words, the country is on its way to lower standards of fulfillment of higher positions which will remain vacant for ever. Good bye Italia and your arts and what not that was left of you.
For the lib media, praising an unelected bureaucrat is analysis enough . . .
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