Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Elections are over… I thought

Italians recently went to the polls and voted for Selvio Berlusconi to be the new prime minister. However, elections are not over. Next week Romans are voting for mayor. (It is a holiday weekend so the voter turnout may be low.) It has been interesting to see the election posters all over town.

The normal advertising spaces were insufficient for the volume of campaign posters that political parties wanted to use to get there messages and candidates in front of the voters. Temporary walls were set up along streets and sidewalks to display even more posters. The temporary wall outside of our apartment sometimes got three or four different sets of posters in one day.

Workers were going around pasting their candidate’s posters on top of the posters of opponents.

Here are a couple of my favorite campaign posters that appeared in our neighborhood.

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