A Proper Clown wins a lot of votes

He is apparently a lot funnier than Bob Parker. And he drinks less.

Italy’s parliamentary elections have ended in stalemate and the possibility of a hung parliament.

With all domestic votes counted, Pier Luigi Bersani’s centre-left bloc has narrowly beaten ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi in the lower house but has failed to secure a majority in the Senate. 

Control of both houses is needed to govern and a Berlusconi official said the election was “too close to call”.

A protest movement led by comedian Beppe Grillo won a quarter of the vote.

Meanwhile a bloc led by current Prime Minister Mario Monti came a poor fourth, with about 10%.

Andrew Williams sounds like he would fit right in.



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  • cows4me

    It’s all gotta go tits up sometime. The EU has more fucking lives then a cat but I think Italy will be the nail in the coffin. Meanwhile I see the stock market has made a rebound and all the talking heads are smiling again. Surely that stinking ponzi scheme well come undone, how long can the fed pump billions of worthless dollars into it before the naive investors leave the institution like rats leaving a sinking ship. It’s all smoke and mirrors, how the market can be worth over 13k is simply unbelievable, way over valued.

  • johnbronkhorst

    To go off at a tangent (usual behaviour for me).Did anyone see hipkins (the self fertilizing house plant) getting a haircut from shearer (possibly aptly named here) on breakfast this morning?…Will these 2 fools, stop at nothing to get their faces on TV…needless to say I immediately changed the channel (my ultimate and instant voting right)!!

  • parorchestia

    Bob Parker ain’t funny if you have to live in Christchurch!