will present Wednesday in Parliament to take the country to witness the "irresponsible madness kick" that committed by removing Saturday its five Ministers from the coalition Government. Invigorated by the encouragement received last Wednesday in New York, as well on Wall Street that before the United Nations, where he had touted the return of Italy to political stability, the president of the Council, usually more placid, took the mors aux dents before a crisis of Government that opens on a false pretext after 155 days of unprecedented for the Italy cohabitation between right and left.
At the end of an interview Sunday with the head of State, Giorgio Napolitano, Enrico Letta announced that he would comply Wednesday with a vote of confidence from the Parliament and he would shoot "the conclusions which are needed" if MEPs the refuse him. He said felt a "hesitation" on the attitude to be adopted among the elected representatives of the party of the people of freedom (PDL) of the "Cavaliere" since the resignation of Ministers. Enrico Letta hope, therefore, that some center-right politicians "are not in agreement" with Silvio Berlusconi and are therefore willing to give confidence to avoid in the Italy of the early elections.
The president of the Council is certain to get this vote of confidence in the Chamber of Deputies where the Democratic Party is largely majority. On the other hand twenty-four voice lacks it in the Senate. If it is censored, he has to resign, but probably be immediately loaded by the head of State to form a second Government, more restricted, with the support of the Democratic Party, of the formation of 'Civic choice' and part of the PDL berlusconien ready to dissociate itself from its leader. The leader of this fringe, the former head of the PDL in the room Fabrizio Cicchitto group, openly disagreed with that decision as serious that Berlusconi has ordered the resignation of Ministers without prior consultation with the governing bodies of the party.«»The absence of dignity"
the Italian press did not fairly harsh words yesterday to denounce the behaviour of Silvio Berlusconi. "Moderates, wake up you", urged the Corriere della Sera. Meanwhile, Roberto Napoleone, Director of the influential daily Il Sole 24 Ore business newspaper, denounced with force "the absence of dignity" of Silvio Berlusconi, who finished without glory a reign "placed under the sign of a permanent conflict of interest'.
Silvio Berlusconi defended the opening of the crisis by the increase in the rate of VAT (from 21 to 22%) point, which will become automatic this October 1. The uproar arose Friday night by the Council of Ministers did not adopt this measure.
The opportunity was too good to Silvio Berlusconi, who was immediately made a theme of electoral battle, speaking of a "new hazing inflicted by the left in Italians'.
The argument soon became apparent as a ploy to divert. In fact
his ultimate weapon was the rapid dissolution of the Parliament. The resignation of his ministers responded to this logic. Make the country ungovernable to force the head of State to declare the early completion of the legislature from the elections last February 17th. This calculation will be used to nothing. It seems unthinkable that such dissolution can intervene before the Senate delivers its forfeiture. In addition, it would be for the head of State to dissolve Parliament and Giorgio Napolitano said Saturday: "It would be the ultimate thing that I will do, if there really is no alternative."
'Happy birthday, Mr. president'
as a birthday present, Silvio Berlusconi offered a crisis of Government. The Cavaliere celebrated yesterday its 77 years locked up in the Fort of Arcore, his luxurious residence in Milan. Saturday, at the end of an exhausting day of tensions, it is left to to convince them to adopt a hard line by the hawks in his party that now beset it permanently. The last word came from his MP lawyer, Niccolo Ghedini, his lawyer loyal to his 41 trials: floors of Naples and Bari, who lead various investigations against him, "just waiting your parliamentary lapse to put you in custody. The doves of the party are protesting. "Those that advise today eventually destroy what Berlusconi has built and represents. We do recognize us more in this PDL-there,"cry two former Ministers, Gaetano Quagliariello, and Beatrice Jhay.