Thursday, May 25, 2006


There are regional elections in Sicily this weekend and great fun is being had by all sides in the matter of billsticking. On the corner here one party sticks up half a dozen or so of its posters, the next day the Comune's billposter comes along and covers them up with austere notices stating that the election notices have been placed there in contravention of Law 212 of 04-04-1956, then the day after that another party pastes its posters over these and so it goes on. It keeps someone in a job! I haven't taken a photo as there is probably a law against taking photos of notices referring to Law 212 of 04-04-1956 [which states, by the way, that election posters can only be displayed on special hoardings].

Actually it could be an interesting election as Rita Borsellino, the sister of the murdered judge, is standing for the regional Presidency. If she wins, she will be the first woman to hold the office here. She is certainly a brave woman.

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