Monday, March 4, 2013

Election 2013

Senate lists poster, Election 2013, Livorno
As usual, in case of an election, I spent last weekend in my old school which hosted four polling stations. The last times I posted some of the children's works, but now it is more funny to show you the official poster with the 16 parties competing in Tuscany for 18 of 315 Senate seats. By the way, with a fifth of the population, Italy needs three times the senators of the United States...
Camera lists poster, Election 2013, Livorno
The number of the lists increases to 19 on the poster for the election of 38 “deputati” (representatives) to our 630-member lower house. If you care to see even more of the 215 fancy party symbols registered with the Ministry of Interior, please check this pdf file.

See also: De Amicis School - Inside De Amicis - Friends Near and Far
External links: Italy Votes for Chaos and the Euro Crisis Is Back (Bloomberg)
- How Beppe Grillo's social media politics took Italy by storm (The Guardian)
- Italy’s Political Mess: Why the Euro Debt Crisis Never Ended (Time)
- Ungovernability wins (Economist)

10 comments:

Revrunner said...

Well, VP, on the other hand, as you well know, we have only two parties here in the U.S. And from all I can tell, we're no better off (or worse) with two than if we had a thousand! What we need are statesmen, i.e. men and women who will put the common good ahead of their own or their party's.

Luis Gomez said...

Election day is always a good day! Even with all those parties.

Randy said...

That is some ballot.

cieldequimper said...

We don't do much better...

Cezar and Léia said...

Important moment there!
Léia

Dina said...

Incredible. Your photos really put your point across.
And I thought WE had too many candidates.
Thanks for those links. I'll have to read some and try to understand.

Stefan Jansson said...

The Swedish system sounds a bit easier.

JM said...

I've seen these posters on the Italian election news. We have 5 parties on the parliament, but the same two always take turns in the government... and look at us now!

Gunn said...

I hope you voted for the BEST political party!:)

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm glad that not only into my too much criticized country the situation is like that...I see readers of your blog from more countries, complaining. So, it's www!!!