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Berlusconi To Resign!  
User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12594 posts, RR: 34
Posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Just announced on the Beeb:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15646536

He will go after major financial reforms have been approved.

More to follow.

Thoughts?

Word is that former EU Commissioner Mario Monti will take over as PM, but that's only speculation.

It will be interesting to see how the markets react to this.

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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1204 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
He will go after major financial reforms have been approved.

Meaning he will be there forever?

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Thoughts?

Cynicism. See above.

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
It will be interesting to see how the markets react to this.

The beeb said:

Quote:
The euro rose sharply against the dollar following the news of Mr Berlusconi's decision.



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User currently offlineozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

I will give him 100 euros of my own to go!


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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

Personally, I think he's resigning because he's been told the bunga bunga party of all bunga bunga parties will follow the resignation. Silvio was never one to turn down young, new you-know-what. Just ask them.

http://www.businessinsider.com/berlusconi-bunga-bunga-photos-2011-11



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4318 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
He will go after major financial reforms have been approved.

Are you implying that he is willing to step down if they pass the austerity measures that would otherwise languish in the legislature if he stayed?

If I am interpreting that correctly, it sounds like quite the selfless act. I would be trully shocked if I see this, from any politician let alone him...



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User currently offlineextspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

I am sure this won't come to fruition, Silvio enjoys lingering like a bad smell and unless he keels over tomorrow he'll be in power forever.


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User currently offlinejanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 828 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Quoting kaitak (Thread starter):
Word is that former EU Commissioner Mario Monti will take over as PM, but that's only speculation.


Mario Monti has just been appointed as senator for life by the President of the Republic.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 936 times:

Quoting Derico (Reply 4):
If I am interpreting that correctly, it sounds like quite the selfless act. I would be trully shocked if I see this, from any politician let alone him...

Especially if he loses all immunity and becomes fair game for criminal investigations into his various shady deals.

Jan


User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12885 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 919 times:
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File this under "I'll believe it when I see it".


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6933 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 912 times:

Quoting scbriml (Reply 8):
File this under "I'll believe it when I see it".

Exactly what I was going to say, and what a lot of Italian papers are saying. But in a way, I don't want him to resign, I want him to lose elections with a miserable result !



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User currently offlineozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 900 times:

Quoting ozglobal (Reply 2):

I will give him 100 euros of my own to go!

I'm now ready to go for abduction and the ceasing of assets. Anyone join me?



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 859 times:

I think it's likely that Berlusconi could step down as early as tomorrow. Nobody wants him around, more or less.

User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 853 times:

The markets are rattled....the question is when the new government comes in will they make the changes necessary? Same question in Greece...it's tough when the people are now so dependent on government...

Berlusconi is resigning because he doesn't have the spine to fix Italy's financial woes...



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 845 times:

Quoting thegreatRDU (Reply 12):
Berlusconi is resigning because he doesn't have the spine to fix Italy's financial woes...

He is too deep in the brown stuff himself, with all the accusations of tax dodging leveled against him. He tried to change laws, so that he would get immunity for illegal practices within his own business conglomerate, but it is also known that he is well connected with organised crime.

Jan


User currently offlinethegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 13):

He is too deep in the brown stuff himself, with all the accusations of tax dodging leveled against him. He tried to change laws, so that he would get immunity for illegal practices within his own business conglomerate, but it is also known that he is well connected with organised crime.

Yeah but that's been going on forever though...



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