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Berlusconi's resignation - what do Italians think?

73% of Italians are satisfied with the resignation of Cavalier. But even now, he is more than anyone else able to cause public dissonance.

The resignation of Berlusconi was predetermined even before the final decision by the Italian Senate. For every Italian understood that they would discuss in the courtroom. Moreover: the result of the vote with a majority of votes for the expulsion of Cavalier was also obvious. But what the Italians themselves think about the current situation is a much more interesting question.

Over the past week, several surveys were conducted that revealed the main thing: most Italians do not tolerate Berlusconi and are satisfied with his resignation as the finale of a political career. The judgment is harsh, but dry statistics leave little room for a different interpretation. An example is the results of a recent study by the Italian statistical agency SWG:

More than two Italians out of three (73%) believe that the Senate election meeting should remove Berlusconi from the post of chairman of the Council of Ministers. This is the opinion of the absolute majority of the center-left electorate (98%), while 89% of the supporters of the People of Liberty (the Berlusconi party) are convinced of the opposite - that the resignation of their leader will not result in anything good.

The figures given make it clear how few supporters of the former head of the People of Freedom (Pdl) turned out to be in their belief that this time Berlusconi will remain safe and sound after the Senate vote. The results of the survey on the need for secret or open voting were also indicative: according to IXE, 68% of Italians would like such a significant event to be covered by open voting in the meeting room. People were especially interested in the behavior of senators in the last hour of voting, their doubts and agreements that could affect the reputation of statesmen.

Despite all these data, the fact that the parties "Go Italy!" Remains indisputable. (Forza Italia), whose leader is Berlusconi, still owns 20% of the Senate seats. Therefore, even if the vast majority of Italians seek to say goodbye to Silvio Berlusconi, Cavalier is now able to influence a significant number of votes in the government. And that’s not all: the leader, “Go Italy!” like no one else provokes discord in the ranks of the electorate. Only his followers spoke out against the resignation, all other voters - at least judging by the polls - were in favor. You should not forget about this fact.

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