And you thought the U.S. and its leader had problems?
First there is De Villepin (the "hand picked one") who has become isolated as protesters force a screeching u-turn. (Have you seen the rabble in the streets? sheeesh) President Chirac’s Government is forced to abandon its hotly and bitterly contested labor reforms and is in the throes of a humiliating retreat. Read that as a resounding defeat. Nothing less.
Then it's Berlusconi in Italy clinging to a lead in a cliffhanger poll against Romano Prodi’s centre-left coalition, which tried to secure a clear victory, but may come up short. Neither side is in a good place now that the may not have what they need to win outright.
Not too happy in Italy, and not too happy in France it seems. The winds of change and discontent are blowing harder and harder these days on BOTH sides of the Atlantic.
I wonder who's next?
Here’s hoping they figure it out.