I don’t care!

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In pure democratic-popular style the DS presented their “I don’t care!” to the result of the payment driven primaries (a euro for the chance to vote) at Caserta. The 9000 voters “hadn’t understood” and had to be re-educated with a decision from on high. The next time they will vote paying greater attention. In top position: Petteruti, in second position: Alois of the DS. Declared joint winners by the marxistafassinista wish.
At the next elections there will be two candidates for the Centre Left and not just Petteruti because, as the DS Regional secretary, Gianfranco Nappi said from the balcony of his house: “Alois came second, but only by a handful of votes.”
This argument reminds me of something: 24,000 votes difference in the national elections, just a handful…
Thinking about handfuls I would like to know what happened to the 9000 Euro paid at the primaries. If the result was invalidated, the money should be given back. Otherwise there’s the possible accusation of trickery or the circumvention of citizens who are incapable.

I’m publishing the letter of a voter from Caserta.

“On 12 March at Caserta, there were the Primaries for the Unione to choose a candidate for the position of mayor.
All the parties accepted this method and agreed to the norms regulating the primaries. Among the regulations there was one that allowed associations to present candidates. Some parties presented a candidate: the Margherita presented Ciontoli, the DS (with pressure from Bassolino) presented Alois (former member of the regional cabinet with responsibility for productive activity), the European Republicans and the association Vestigia Tifatine presented Petteruti (former member of the regional cabinet at Caserta with responsibility for public works and former member of the regional cabinet at Maddaloni with responsibility for town planning).
At the primaries, in spite of the rosiest of predictions more than 9000 people took part. This is more than twice as many as took part in the national primaries. There were long queues to vote on a day that was rainy and freezing. The voting went on until nearly midnight. Each voter had had to pay 1 Euro!

Petteruti beat Alois by 31 votes. This was contrary to the forecasts of the day before. A big influence on the victory was due to the support of the president of the Province of Caserta and above all the fact that the people of Caserta felt that Alois was a candidate imposed by Naples.
Prodi made it known through Ansa that the results of the Caserta primaries should be respected. But still the DS and Margherita did not accept this and decided to present Alois as the candidate for mayor, even though he lost the primaries.

Apart form every political consideration; this decision to subvert the results of the primaries is truly a smelly business, an anti-democratic mess. If anyone accepts to participate in a competition, if you send 9000 people to vote, if you charge 1 Euro per vote, afterwards, you can’t say “sorry, we were having a joke”. As a citizen I feel that I’ve been taken for a ride by this farce. The parties, after having grabbed us by the private parts, have got more than 9000 Euro by extortion. We want them back. And at least we want them not to be used by the parties but given to charity.

I ask the voice of Beppe Grillo to give a communication channel and ample resonance to my voice and to that of many citizens defrauded of their opinion. We have founded a campaign group: “Give us back our Euro”. It seems that for at least some of the parties a Euro is worth nothing.
Thank you.”
Luigi L.

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(1) How can it possibly be legal to charge people to vote ? - who is able to levy such a charge ? - what political body gives approval for it ?
(2) If the voting is legally authorised and put in place, then the results must be the same - legally authorised and put in place !
(3) Since the charging was permitted, and the voting's results were thrown out the window, it is obvious that the entire process is totally immoral, and cannot possibly be part of your constitution - not POSSIBLY.
At this point, it begins to look as if The System is so corrupt as to be beyond help.

Posted by: Margaret-Rose STRINGER | May 20, 2006 01:16 AM


Gino Ravaglia:
are you suggesting an alternative?
Look at Berlusconi, he wasn't a professional politician but he was totally unable to accept a democratic way.
I think the only way is not to vote the parties with convicted or under investigation candidates. I did it.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | May 18, 2006 01:14 PM


I was really surprised if was not in this way. This demonstrate only that left and right party are, in any case, professional politicians, able do not accept the democratic way.
31 votes, as 24000 votes, it is not a hugh difference...and, as in all thinghs in italy, and in soccer, in order to win, all is allow to do whatever....i can only say i was really surprised if was not in this way

Posted by: Gino ravaglia | May 18, 2006 04:37 AM


It is some time by now that everytime I hear the names of DS and Margherita (daisy?? what a fancy name!) I get sick...

P.S.:
I have the feeling that the "911 scam" cover-up is gonna fall soon...

Posted by: Emmanuele Da Iglesias | May 18, 2006 02:18 AM


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