I have been looking from the distance the story of Berlusconi in Italy for a longtime. How a person of his pedigree could regain the power in Italy escapes completely my understanding. How Italians can vote someone like him for the presidence of his country is completely impossible for me to understand. The spectacle of Berlusconi, who manages to combine into his personality all the worst cliches of Italy, is truly awful.
Italy is a country for which I have a soft spot, for many reasons; it is quite similar to Spain in many respects, and the only time I went there, I truly felt like at home. The nice vibe of people, their beautiful language, and their impressing story, at the very heart of our civilization, do not deserve to see Berlusconi at the top of the government.
Now, the recent news indicating that he will no longer be protected by laws designed on purpose to keep it safe from judgements, it is a good sign. Maybe there is hope after all, and maybe Berlusconi will be eventually subjected to the corresponding measures, if his pending accounts with the justice continue going on. Hopefully, in a not so distant future, Italy, and people loving Italy like me, will see someone with enough dignity to hold proudly the power in such a distinguished country.
Strangely, a few hours after writing the above comments, I found in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo an article openly suggesting that there is an operation to put Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, current president of Ferrari and one of the main businessmen in Italy, as president of Italy. Apparently, he is the leader of a new political discussion forum called Italia Futura. I don't know if this holds truth, but on first look he might seem a good alternative, with a strong reputation, to Berlusconi.