Margaret Scott

Парадокс Берлускони

РИМ. Один шторм в Италии прошёл. Другой, возможно, более сильный, ещё должен начаться.

Не в первый раз итальянская политика представляет собой пейзаж из парадоксов и сочетания противоположностей. Так, премьер-министр, который получил массовую поддержку избирателей всего два с половиной года назад, выиграл промежуточные выборы, пережил два вотума недоверия в парламенте и всё ещё пользуется высоким рейтингом популярности, постоянно находится под давлением.

Шестнадцать лет прошло с тех пор, как Сильвио Берлускони, благословение и проклятие итальянского народа, совершил своё первое вторжение в политику. Из них Берлускони пробыл у власти восемь лет, хотя, как говорит Джулиано Феррара, редактор Il Foglio, при его харизматичности, распространённое ощущение таково, что он правил всё время. Эра Берлускони близится к закату, но его солнце всё ещё не желает садиться.

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