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“A Day as a Banana Republic”

Philip Pullela

Discipline: Political Science



ROME, Nov. 9 (Reuters) – Italian, often the butt of jokes about “opera buffa” politics and governments falling like leaves, got their sweet revenge on Thursday as they gleefully poked fun at the American election fiasco. “A Day as a Banana Republic” was the stinging headline chosen by the Rome Daily newspaper La Republica.