没有贝鲁斯科尼意大利能否生存?

如果历史看起来会把贝鲁斯科尼列为意大利历史上微不足道的总理,那么,贝氏肯定会以一个与众不同,而且是极为怪异的总理名声而载入史册。与其组织原则相比,初尔反尔并非是该政府一个特别大的弱点。

鉴于贝鲁斯科尼飘忽不定的当政性质,人们会认为意大利决定性变革的时机已经成熟。在过去的四年时间里,意大利收入平均增长仅有0.3%,而欧盟则为1.5%。在过去两年里,公共债务再一次开始攀升。

而且,贝鲁斯科尼领导的执政中右翼政党加油意大利联盟一直在踩水,以期欧洲经济复苏,而非解决意大利的结构性困难。结果,不仅工会、而且连在2001年大力支持贝氏的雇主协会也批评政府。

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