Women show no love for Leaders this Valentine's Day

Published February 15th, 2011 - 12:26 GMT

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Valentine's Day Love Sickness: Sick of Berlusconi’s Love Life

A nation of Italian lovers shows little love for their Lothario Leader this Valentine’s Day

The Italian prime minister Berlusconi is feeling unloved this Valentines: He claimed in an interview he was the target of an attempt to oust him by undemocratic means. And, it would seem, by women no less.

Following the wave of protests in the Middle East and particularly North Africa, demonstrations, largely female led, were held on Sunday and Monday 14 February in 257 Italian and foreign cities, including London and New York, in defense of the dignity of Italy's women. Continue reading below »

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Feeling beleaguered by a populace of Italians that are tired of feeling embarrassed to be Italian leading a campaign on defending their dignity. He feels under attack by an attempt to stage a moral coup.
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Image 1 of 8:  1 / 8Feeling beleaguered by a populace of Italians that are tired of feeling embarrassed to be Italian leading a campaign on defending their dignity. He feels under attack by an attempt to stage a moral coup.

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A Scandalous Valentine Leader with his Moroccan Minor who he linked to Mubarak saying she was a relative, even grandchild to Mubarak, and asked the police to release her from criminal charges last year.
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Image 2 of 8:  2 / 8A Scandalous Valentine Leader with his Moroccan Minor who he linked to Mubarak saying she was a relative, even grandchild to Mubarak, and asked the police to release her from criminal charges last year.

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The wife: talks of divorce have been rife since May 2009.  But she’s not without her own colourful past as former actress. Veronica Lario has said in the past that she cannot be with a man that consorted with minors.
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Image 3 of 8:  3 / 8The wife: talks of divorce have been rife since May 2009. But she’s not without her own colourful past as former actress. Veronica Lario has said in the past that she cannot be with a man that consorted with minors.

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Mediterranean Leaders who love to surround themselves by women (Gadaffi is notorious for his Amazonian Guard – 40 body team of women security guards).
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The Italian leader compared to the Egyptian leader:  Berluscone is like Mubarak.
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Image 5 of 8:  5 / 8The Italian leader compared to the Egyptian leader: Berluscone is like Mubarak.

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Women and Men were out on the streets over the Valentine weekend saying that they did not want a leader who shamed them with his lurid love life. Protest fever spreads to Europe.
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The women’s campaign to regain their dignity was very reminiscent of feminists burning bras in the 60s.
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Image 7 of 8:  7 / 8The women’s campaign to regain their dignity was very reminiscent of feminists burning bras in the 60s.

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By Valentines Day Italy famed for it’s romance, was following the Arab masses in saying enough is enough and using banners to give the hint to their controversial leader: It seems they want rid of him—not much love for their leader this Valentines Day.
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Image 8 of 8:  8 / 8By Valentines Day Italy famed for it’s romance, was following the Arab masses in saying enough is enough and using banners to give the hint to their controversial leader: It seems they want rid of him—not much love for their leader this Valentines Day.

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Feeling beleaguered by a populace of Italians that are tired of feeling embarrassed to be Italian leading a campaign on defending their dignity. He feels under attack by an attempt to stage a moral coup.

Image 1 of 8Feeling beleaguered by a populace of Italians that are tired of feeling embarrassed to be Italian leading a campaign on defending their dignity. He feels under attack by an attempt to stage a moral coup.

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A Scandalous Valentine Leader with his Moroccan Minor who he linked to Mubarak saying she was a relative, even grandchild to Mubarak, and asked the police to release her from criminal charges last year.

Image 2 of 8A Scandalous Valentine Leader with his Moroccan Minor who he linked to Mubarak saying she was a relative, even grandchild to Mubarak, and asked the police to release her from criminal charges last year.

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The wife: talks of divorce have been rife since May 2009.  But she’s not without her own colourful past as former actress. Veronica Lario has said in the past that she cannot be with a man that consorted with minors.

Image 3 of 8The wife: talks of divorce have been rife since May 2009. But she’s not without her own colourful past as former actress. Veronica Lario has said in the past that she cannot be with a man that consorted with minors.

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Mediterranean Leaders who love to surround themselves by women (Gadaffi is notorious for his Amazonian Guard – 40 body team of women security guards).

Image 4 of 8Mediterranean Leaders who love to surround themselves by women (Gadaffi is notorious for his Amazonian Guard – 40 body team of women security guards).

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The Italian leader compared to the Egyptian leader:  Berluscone is like Mubarak.

Image 5 of 8The Italian leader compared to the Egyptian leader: Berluscone is like Mubarak.

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Women and Men were out on the streets over the Valentine weekend saying that they did not want a leader who shamed them with his lurid love life. Protest fever spreads to Europe.

Image 6 of 8Women and Men were out on the streets over the Valentine weekend saying that they did not want a leader who shamed them with his lurid love life. Protest fever spreads to Europe.

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The women’s campaign to regain their dignity was very reminiscent of feminists burning bras in the 60s.

Image 7 of 8The women’s campaign to regain their dignity was very reminiscent of feminists burning bras in the 60s.

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By Valentines Day Italy famed for it’s romance, was following the Arab masses in saying enough is enough and using banners to give the hint to their controversial leader: It seems they want rid of him—not much love for their leader this Valentines Day.

Image 8 of 8By Valentines Day Italy famed for it’s romance, was following the Arab masses in saying enough is enough and using banners to give the hint to their controversial leader: It seems they want rid of him—not much love for their leader this Valentines Day.

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The urgency was clear: If Not Now, When? The slogan for the rallies comes from the title of Primo Levi's novel of wartime resistance.

His crime? A judge in Milan is expected to rule next week on an application from prosecutors for the prime minister's indictment on charges of paying a juvenile prostitute Moroccan runaway, 17 year-old Karima el-Mahroug,  and abusing his official position to cover up what he had allegedly done.

Italy is following the Arab world’s protesting trend, which is all the more ironic considering that many North African Arabs are fleeing their nations in favor of mooring up at the Italian’s doorstep. From Tunisia in recent days, and illegal trafficking of migrants from Libya has been an ongoing issue.

 

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