Italy’s election gets even stranger.

18 Jan

So what does Mario Monti do when faced with his rival Silvio making some strong and alarming poll increases ….simple he plays the catholic card. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-italy-vote-idUSBRE90H0T820130118
http://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/italy-pm-monti-opposes-gay-marriage-135837310–sector.html

What is strange about this , other than why a man as sensible as Monti should be even interested in a position politically on gay marriage, is the overarching role of a foreign government in Italian politics. No other country looks to the Vatican during elections , certainly not Ireland or France with large catholic populations. The us stopped this in about 1960.

I thought a few weeks ago that this election would be very strange if family values and morality took centre stage. I may be proved correct.

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