[Marxism] Italy: Troop Withdrawal and Electoral Fortune

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Wed Mar 16 08:56:40 MST 2005

"Italy: Troop Withdrawal and Electoral Fortune" (Running for 
re-election in May 2006, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says that 
he will begin withdrawing Italian troops from Iraq "by September."  A 
huge majority of Italians want to withdraw the troops from Iraq, and 
not surprisingly, Italian voters, according to recent polls, looked 
like they were ready to boot out Berlusconi and bring the Unione, the 
center-left coalition opposed to the Iraq War, into power.  The 
Spanish scenario in the next Italian parliamentary election had 
already been foreshadowed by the local and European Union elections 
in Italy -- the pattern also seen in the local and EU elections in 
the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.  Will the Italian 
troop withdrawal change the electoral outcome?) -- FULL TEXT: 

* Critical Montages: <http://montages.blogspot.com/>
* Greens for Nader: <http://greensfornader.net/>
* Bring Them Home Now! <http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/>
* OSU-GESO: <http://www.osu-geso.org/>
* Calendars of Events in Columbus: 
<http://www.freepress.org/calendar.php>, & <http://www.cpanews.org/>
* Student International Forum: <http://sif.org.ohio-state.edu/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://www.solidarity-us.org/>

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