Italy: After no clear winner the country is threatened by lawlessness
February 26, 2013
The crucial elections in Italy seemed to end in divided Congress that could cripple the future government and necessitate new elections to prevent a revival of the country’s financial crisis.
The center-left coalition led by the Democratic Party (PD), Pier Luigi Bersani candidate, emerged as winner in the House of Representatives, but the right-wing alliance of Silvio Berlusconi had an advantage in the Senate, but not the votes to achieve a majority.
Moreover, the surprising protest campaign by comedian Beppe Grillo, turned politician, got excellent performance in both houses of Parliament, now it is the second singles party most voted from all over Italy to Lower and Upper House confirming its unexpectedly significant role in national politics.
Official results and projections of RAI and other news networks from those numbers led to leaders of both the left and right to warn that political uncertainty as augured make the country ungovernable and force a repeat of the elections in the coming months.
The future government will continue dealing with the worst financial crisis of the postwar period, which until now was fought with strong and unpopular adjustments and in its hottest point, at the end of 2011, nearly dragging the entire eurozone collapse, most heavily indebted.