Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Italy gets a new Prime Minister

It's official: the reign of Silvio Berlusconi is finally over. Romano Prodi met with new Italian President Giorgio Napolitano today and was formally given the mandate to govern. A new Cabinet will probably be sworn in tomorrow, and the government will (all going well) be ratified with a confidence vote next week.

Slivo, don't let the door hit you on the way out...


Can we now look forward to the withdrawal of Italian troops from Iraq? Let's hope Prodi follows the example set by the Spanish government when it was elected.

Posted by Anonymous : 5/17/2006 06:06:00 PM

Immediate withdrawal was part of his coalition's election platform, and I expect it to happen RSN.

Posted by Idiot/Savant : 5/17/2006 06:53:00 PM