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Top 10 craziest moments in Italian politics of 2022
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As 2022 draws to a close, it's time to recap those that were the craziest moments of this already pretty crazy year.
This is a great thrill for us! After all, we started from scratch at the end of March, and in just a few months we have achieved unhoped-for success. I can't help but take this opportunity to thank you all, now that you are more than 80,000 followers!
Without further ado, let's see what madness Italian politics has given us during 2022. We will make a selection of the most popular tweets, but only those related to this year's events. So you could say that you compiled this list!
Italian politicians and social networks have never got along well, and even the new Minister of Culture seems to be unfamiliar with them. Here he is, for some reason, saying 'bravo' to himself.
Selfie time! Or maybe not.
Taking a selfie on live television is not very elegant; but when you are a senator and on the other side is a woman who is talking to you about her financial difficulties, and how she is in danger of closing her business, that is when it takes on rather disrespectful connotations.
Do you think the senator apologised? Of course not. Just to make matters worse, she said that she wasn't taking a selfie, but that she was showing her ally Luigi Brugnaro that his party symbol wasn't being framed well by the camera. Ah, well, that's all right.
Melons for Meloni
When there is one day left until the elections - so by Italian law it is forbidden to campaign - and your surname literally means 'melons', what do you do if your name is Giorgia Meloni?
Creepy old man wants to f*ck your gf
Imagine you are an eighteen year old boy with your whole life ahead of you and a lot of hope for the future; at some point, some creepy eighty-six year old man - I repeat, eighty-six years old - comes up to you and says, 'Will you introduce me to your girlfriend? Don't worry, I don't want to date her".
That’s this video. That’s how Silvio Berlusconi approaches to, you know, “young voters” the age of his grandchildren: promising them that he won’t steal them their girlfriend. Ah, the Italian electoral campaigns.
Galeotto was the paper sheet and he who wrote it
Only Silvio Berlusconi could risk starting a government crisis before the government was even formed.
In the days leading up to Giorgia Meloni's oath of office, the Caiman was up to all sorts of mischief: he made his senators abstain from voting for Ignazio La Russa as president of the Senate, he said he had (illegally) exchanged gifts with Putin, he blamed the war in Ukraine on Zelensky, and he showed on camera these notes in which he said all sorts of things against his ally Giorgia Meloni.
One thing is certain: Berlusconi has done more opposition in ten days than the left has done in twenty years.
What the fax
When I launched a poll on Twitter to ask when was the last time you used a fax machine, a lot of people answered 'never'. I confess, I hadn't even contemplated the possibility - it must be the problem of being 34 and remembering when I used floppy disks.
Anyway, if you're a fan of computer archaeology, pay a visit to the Chamber of Deputies: apparently they still use fax machines there to communicate voting times.
Back to the future
That Berlusconi lives in an eternal 1994 is a well-known fact, but train stations full of his election posters (portraying Silvio at least 20 years younger than he is today) made everyone ask: what the hell year is this?
Enployee of the month
Just like in English, in Italian the word impiegato ('employee') is spelled with an M. Writing it with an N is a very serious mistake. And when you are the newly elected President of the Chamber of Deputies, it is even worse.
As proof that it was not an oversight, but pure ignorance, Fontana wrote the mistake TWICE.
Quite eloquent shapes
Never, ever start a live stream on Twitch without moderators. Especially if your name is Matteo Salvini and you've decided to do a four-hour live broadcast on all your social profiles.
Living in your nightmares
For reasons still unknown, Carlo Calenda decided to post this selfie on his Instagram profile. Face like a serial killer, a golden crown on his head, his hair and jacket soaked in rain, and he turns into the new protagonist of our nightmares.
Something that must have jinxed the hell out of him, since - having abandoned the 5 Star Movement that brought him to the top of the institutions - he decided to create his own party, collecting a pathetic 0.6% of the votes nationwide.
So, here we are! These are the ten craziest moments of 2022, the ones you users enjoyed the most! Don't forget to share this post and keep following us for an even crazier 2023! Or maybe less, because I'd like to get some rest too... Anyway, happy new year!