World From Berlin Italy's 'Childlike Refusal to Acknowledge Reality'

The Italian election, in which more than half of voters backed two comedians in the form of Silvio Berlusconi and Beppe Grillo, shows Italians are unable or unwilling to grasp the depth of their economic plight, argue German media commentators. The ungovernable nation poses a major risk to the euro zone.
The biggest winner: Boisterous veteran comedian Beppe Grillo' anti-establishment party got more votes than any other.

The biggest winner: Boisterous veteran comedian Beppe Grillo' anti-establishment party got more votes than any other.

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David Crossland