Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Will Italy's Silvio Berlusconi Resign?

The New York Times is reporting that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is offering to resign, with conditions. Youth Journalism International Senior Reporter Eugenia Durante wrote about her own disgust with Berlusconi in her February piece:


Realitaly: A Country That Has Lost Its Grip On The Remote Control

By Eugenia Durante
Senior Reporter
MILAN, Italy – Protest is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, instead of love.
All around the world we see protests rising, sometimes with dramatic implications, as in the case of Egypt. All around the world people are fighting against injustice, claiming their right to a democracy, to dignity and freedom.
It is really painful to me to see that my country represents an exception, or at least most of it does.
White House photo
Silvio Berlusconi
If I go abroad, people look at me with a sort of pity because of what is happening in my country.
The grim Italian reality is becoming more and more reality show-like.
Every day Italian newspapers write about the sexual scandals which involve Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is actually under investigation for aiding and abetting juvenile prostitution and graft.
To read the whole piece, click here or on the orange headline above.

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