Berlusconi's Resignation: a Defeat of Whole Political Italian Leaders
Berlusconi's resignation is a sign of defeat and weakness of the whole Italian political class. Political Italian system is set in a parliamentary system, for which only Parliament can justify the appointment or resignation of the Prime Minister, the Head of State has the role of guarantor of national unity and respect for the legitimate aspirations and functions of the three powers of the modern state.
The situation of the previous days was very unusual for our political history: a President who was not discouraged by the Parliament but by the international markets. A President who has failed to keep up with international economic and financial pressures. Berlusconi, a successful entrepreneur and a great communicator, has not been able to find some way to implement fundamental reforms of our country.
While constantly declaring his line liberal and popular, despite having a large parliamentary majority, has not been able to carry out reforms of the labor market, enterprise, competition and notified of the tax that would have given Italy a boost fundamental to the development and growth. The crisis has hit hard the Eurozone, without distinction, but the Bel Paese was the victim of partisan interests, hidden lobbying and incapacity of his ministers to carry out the "good of the country" with enthusiasm, conviction and mentality of the “men of the State”.
But Berlusconi's resignation and the appointment of a "technical expert" as Mario Monti, the show incapacity of a whole class to formulate and build a political alternative. The opposition center-left and the so-called third view have not been able to create a united front and united alternative. They have always criticized and accused Berlusconi of incompetence and myopia, but without producing a policy and parliamentary coherence.
They have not had the courage and strength to take the responsibility to lead the country at this very difficult and critical stage. Appoint a caretaker government means to leave to others the responsibility of painful and unpopular choices. The same letter sent by the European Union has not found an united and full answer by the parliamentary opposition. We will be discovered how the Italian political class respond to the program of the future government Monti. We hope that the reforms for modernization and growth of Italy would be implemented soon, well and depth.