Crime Italy: Draghi Favorite for the Presidency of the Republic, the Executive Divided
Funeral of State in Rome of the President of the European Parliament
© Press Service of the Italian Presidency / AFP D E Many European and Italian leaders attended Friday in Rome to the funeral of state organized for the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, died at the beginning of the week.
The Italian Parliament meets Monday to elect a new President of the Republic, prestigious post for which Prime Minister Mario Draghithe former billionaire Silvio Berlusconi Prime Minister, 85, the most aggressive in his campaign, going to boast of his sulphurous evenings "Bunga Bunga", finally throws the toward satchel, giving the opportunity to his Right allies to choose a less clevy candidate. But no sign of consensus was visible despite the scenes negotiations this weekend. During its septennat, the president, the mainly honorary role, however, has considerable power in the event of a political crisis - including the
Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry
ROME (AP) — The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has Italian pork producers fearing significant economic damage to a major agricultural export and has forced curtailing of the official seasons to hunt for game and to gather prized truffles. Earlier this month, a case of the virus, which can be deadly to pigs but doesn’t harm humans, was detected in a wild boar in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy. Wild boars, whose meat is used in pasta sauces, are a popular prey for hunters in Italy.
It is notoriously difficult to predict the winner of this secret ballot election - a bumpback-based polls - standing over several days, to which more than a thousand deputies, senators and regional elected representatives are voting. former president of the European Central Bank, where he is credited with leaving the euro of a serious debt crisis, Mr. Draghi, 74, suggested that he was interested, but his election would leave vacant his current position at a very delicate moment. While Italy has more than ever need for stability, parties belonging to the disparate coalition supporting Mr. Draghi are already in order of battle for next year's legislative. And chaos could endanger the introduction of the Italian steering wheel of the post-Covid European stimulus plan.
Biden year one takeaways: Grand ambitions, humbling defeats
Joe Biden's long arc in public life has always had one final ambition: to sit behind the Resolute Desk of the Oval Office. He achieved it — albeit, at 78, as the oldest person to assume the presidency. After the turbulence and chaos of his predecessor, Donald Trump, Biden was seen by voters as one who could restore a sense of normalcy and a reassuring tone to the White House. But Biden also found out, as all his predecessors have, that events beyond his control would shape his time in office and the public's assessment of him.
"It is a key and very complicated election, because the political parties are weak, they are in a state of total fragmentation," explains to the
AFPappointed by the outgoing President Sergio Mattella in February 2021, Mr. Draghi managed to maintain the unity of a government composed of almost all the Italian political parties, while rechancing economic growth. He also supervised the key reforms required in exchange for the Funds of the EU Recovery Plan, of which Rome is the main beneficiary with about 200 billion euros. International investors fear that Italy, riddled with debt, take behind the tight calendar of reforms in case Mr. Draghi leaves his prime minister, while the country fights against a new wave of Covid-19. Risk of disrupting the recovery after the recession of 2020 Most experts believe that Mr. Draghi would be better positioned as President to ensure political stability and good relations with Brussels, especially if the right and the far right won The elections planned in 2023. Reforms and debts
Berlusconi at Hospital
How Americans think Joe Biden has done on their most important priorities after one year
President Joe Biden entered office promising to end the Covid-19 pandemic, boost a lagging economy, get Americans back to work, restore US credibility abroad and heal a divided nation. © Andrew Harnik/AP President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. After one year, the reviews from the American people in public polling on those topics, in many cases, have not been kind.
The first round of the election must begin Monday at 14:00 GMT in the Chamber of Deputies. The result should be known in the evening. Due to the safety measures related to COVID, each round will take a day and, as the tradition does, there are theoretically no official candidates. If Mr. Draghi remains prime minister, many other names circulate for the position of Head of State, including those of the European Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni, former Socialist Prime Minister
Giuliano AmatoObservers do not expect a final result before Thursday, where the fourth round, for which it takes the absolute majority to win, and not two-thirds of voices and previous towers. As for Silvio Berlusconi, he was back to the hospital Sunday, after retiring through the meaning of "national responsibility", according to him. His hope of moving to the presidential palace of the quirinal had little chance of succeeding, especially because of the judicial consequences of his parties "Bunga Bunga" - Orgies he organized in a luxurious villa with prostitutes.
Mr. Berlusconi24/01/2022 04:07:58 - Rome (AFP) - © 2022 AFP
Caribbean Series 2022: Full schedule, TV channel, scores for baseball's Serie del Caribe .
The 2022 Caribbean Series is underway in the Dominican Republic, with the home nation looking to defend its crown.While Major League Baseball continues to sort through its labor issues with the scheduled start of spring training just weeks away, the winter ball season is wrapping up in traditional fashion with the Latin American championship that dates to 1949.