I'm not exactly green, and yet the first time a given mister became prime minister of my country I didn't even have the right to vote.

Now, I just feel relieved.

could you elaborate why you didn't have the right to vote? If not, that's ok.
Comment by Kevix Sun 13 Nov 2011 07:35:11 AM CET
Because I was too young to vote.
Comment by zack Sun 13 Nov 2011 09:09:32 AM CET

I am happy for you, for me (if only the same thing could comes to France), for all my italians friends as well as for all european citizens.

Unfortunately, I can not be completely nor relieved nor happy.

The trouble I got with this resignation, as well as with the one from Greece, is that that is not a democratic decision (decided by people will) but one governed by guys with no elective legitimacy at all (private banks, IMF, ECB, etc.).

Technocrats will replace elected guys (good or bad) and, that, is a shame (what happened in Greece for instance could be projected in France by replacing Nicolas Sarkozy by Jean-Claude Trichet without consulting people).

That sends the clear message to everyone that vote is less important than ever.

I am afraid... really.

Comment by beaufils Mon 14 Nov 2011 02:25:54 AM CET

Many people seem to have forgotten that because they were relieved seeing Berlusconi go away, but how this happened and with whom it happened is extremely worrisome.

In less than a month, former Goldman Sachs executives have conquered the ECB and 2 countries (Greece and Italy). Call it like you want, I’calling this a coup d’état.

Comment by np237 [livejournal.com] Wed 16 Nov 2011 05:58:39 PM CET