Grillo has outlined what an Italian government would need to do to win his party’s support;

  • “If Bersani’s PD and Berlusconi’s PDL suggest an immediate change in the electoral law,
  • cancellation of election expenses reimbursement,
  • and a maximum of two terms for any deputies

– we would of course support such a government immediately,”

Grillo does think any of this will happen: “But they won’t do that. They are just bluffing to win time,” then saying:

“If we get into parliament we would bring the old system down, not because we would enjoy doing so but because the system is rotten.”

Italy’s a mess. I don’t know what a new election will achieve, but I reckon we’re headed that way.