love thursday: heartin’ politics

It’s almost time! Italian elections will be held Sunday and Monday.

Other than having two days instead of one to vote, another big difference in elections here (from those in the US) is that the parties running on the local level adopt their own names, logos, and slogans.

What does that mean? Well, for example, the party that I’ll be voting for on Sunday is aligned with the larger Partito Democratico on the national level but it has its own symbol, completely different from that of the PD.

What does this have to do with Love Thursday?

Well for the past few weeks, everywhere I turn in the village I see:

Cuore per Badolato on Flickr

Cuore per Badolato on Flickr

Sì, my party has cuore.

Happy Love Thursday everyone!

29 Beans of Wisdom to “love thursday: heartin’ politics”
  1. 04.10.2008

    I love your party’s slogan!
    Happy Love Thursday!

    poppy fields’s last blog post..cousins or vacation day 3

    Isn’t it fun Meredith? Happy LT to you as well πŸ™‚

  2. Gil

    Pretty neat posters. Too bad the politicians in the US don’t show more imagination! Enjoy the sunny weather.

    Yeah Gil, Italian politicians can certainly be “creative” πŸ˜‰ The sun is *just* peeking out this morning…thanks!

  3. 04.10.2008

    Awww, so cute! Much better than those Lega Nord posters, eh?
    We need a little love before the elections. Everyone’s getting so catty and nervous.
    But one good thing is happening. With all the yelling and screaming, Silvio is losing his voice.
    Saw him on a morning show today and he sounded terrible.

    Linda’s last blog post..Picture it!

    Yes much cuter than Lega Nord propoganda! And Berlu is losing his voice?! What a blessing for us!

  4. 04.10.2008

    I was going to ask you about this because here in Brindisi I noticed that Berli is aligned with a party called “Autonomia Sud.” A vote for them goes to Berli but it also says that it goes for more representation for Brindisi and the South. The PD is aligned with DiPietros “Italia dei valori” party so it sounds like they are aligned with different parties in different areas. How nice!!!

    Jeff’s last blog post..Movin on is tough….

    Isn’t Italian politics fun Jeff? I mean honestly it’s already difficult to keep the “major” parties straight, then we have all these little ones at the local level. It must be much easier to understand if you born into this, right? Right?

  5. 04.10.2008

    May the best party win. Good luck!

    Diane Mandy’s last blog post..I’m one of the club

    Or at least “the least worst” party πŸ˜‰

  6. 04.10.2008

    Aw, cute logo, especially for politics. I’ll cross my fingers for you…..

    My Melange’s last blog post..US Airlines in Trouble?

    Thanks Robin πŸ™‚

  7. 04.10.2008

    Awww, so cute! And such a nice change from the usual testosterone-driven political ads.

    annoa2’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday: Home Alone

    Hah, so true. See Italians really *are* romantic πŸ˜‰

  8. 04.10.2008

    A lady after my own heart (no pun intended) I hope your left leaning party wins.

    running42k’s last blog post..Yeah but…

    Doesn’t look too good on the national front, but we have a shot with the mayor. Fingers crossed!

  9. 04.10.2008

    Happy love thursday!

    That’s a great design for a political campaign!

    natala’s last blog post..Hope

    It’s definitely cuter than a big ole flag or something, right?

  10. 04.10.2008

    How interesting!!!

    Secret Agent Mama’s last blog post..Iron Chef Challenge

    Glad you think so SAM πŸ™‚

  11. 04.10.2008

    Aw heck, vote the cutest. They are all nuts. Berla wants to institute a sanity test for all judges? Who will test him?

    Judith in Umbria’s last blog post..Goat Cheese-Bacon Pasta

    Una bella domanda Giusi!

  12. Mary

    So, you’re voting for mayor too this year. I must say, I love their slogan. Our mayorial race is next year and I’m sure that will be interesting. No one can say that politics in Italy is dull. Although, I still can’t understand the people voting for Berlusconi – they must be deaf and blind.

    Mary’s last blog post..I’m ready

    Yes Mary, our mayors around here never seem to last their full term either….

    And I’m so with you on those voting for Berlu. Don’t get it AT ALL.

  13. 04.10.2008

    Well, at least there’s the interesting posters to love. I remember politics in Italy being way nuts! But you have got to hand it to them … they definitely do put their heart into it!

    themommykelly’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesdays: OH, MY!

    Way nuts is a pretty good description yes….

  14. 04.10.2008

    ha ha – Love it!

    Love in politics! And no scandals! Who woulda thought?!

  15. 04.10.2008

    Only in Italy. Never in America…. sadly.

    susiej’s last blog post..Birth Order: The youngest as nurturer

    Can’t you just see the heart wreaths around the donkeys’ and elephants’ necks?!

  16. 04.10.2008

    I love that! It’s not at all what I’d expect from a political party. I smile when I look at it. Happy love Thursday!

    Expect the unexpected in Italy Robin πŸ˜‰

  17. 04.10.2008

    VERY cool logo! Reason alone to vote for them. Okay, maybe not, but whatever, still…very cool!

    Karina’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #50 – You’re Fired!

    Hah! Maybe voting by logos *is* the way to go?!

  18. 04.10.2008

    What a great logo!!!

    Glad you like it Janet πŸ™‚

  19. 04.10.2008

    After all…a wise man once said, “tutto che abbiamo bisogno di Γ¨ amore” Right? πŸ˜‰

    sadira’s last blog post..Dreaming In Sushi…

    Excellent point Sadira πŸ™‚

  20. 04.10.2008

    It’d be nice to see more of that over here! Happy Love Thursday!

    Shalet’s last blog post..Signs

    Spread the love Shalet! Trust me, though, there’s just as much silly bickering here unfortunately….

  21. 04.11.2008

    Very creative politics…good luck!

    Tammy’s last blog post..Thursday Love – Shutter Sisters

    Thanks Tammy–we’ll need it!

  22. 04.11.2008

    that’s pretty cool! i like that idea, kind of brings things closer to home that way. plus, it’s prettier. πŸ™‚

    Aimee’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen

    Definitely prettier Aimee! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  23. 04.11.2008

    hey that’s neato! what, or who is Badolato?
    i *heart* it!

    cheeky’s last blog post..undergoing a few minor changes here

    Badolato is my town Cheeky πŸ™‚

  24. Kt40

    Good luck with your party. They do have a great sign! kt

    Thanks Kt!

  25. 04.11.2008

    Those are very neat!
    Have fun voting πŸ™‚

    Kristen’s last blog post..Come On In!

    Will try my best πŸ˜‰

  26. 04.11.2008

    Oh, the kind of thing I love about Italy!

    Me too Irene!

  27. 04.12.2008

    Hee! Cute. If our politicians had heart instead of vanity (though goodness knows all of yours don’t either), or even hearts inside instead of tiny cold stones or drafty hollow spaces, I might not be so enraged this year.

    If only the heart were more than a symbol, yes Sara. It’s slim pickins everywhere right now I’m afraid πŸ™

  28. top_headlinesdotnet

    Hi – Many thanks for the information provided on your site. Being from the USA, I rather like the idea of two days for an election. On the face of it, it seems to have its merits. I would like to share this with my readers as well, I think they will find it very informative as well.


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