The British have a saying. ‘You have to kiss a lot of frogs.’ The inference is of course that that frog-kissing is a precursor to finding a prince.
I’m afraid Italy may be close to settling for a frog — anything rather than this interminable indecision and dithering.
As Italy says farewell to a revolving door prime minister, whose time in post can be counted in hours and was a political novice, what next?
We have an interim prime minister, a Eurozone test during new autumn elections and a big wobble on the Italian markets (uncertainty can do that — and let’s face it — the one thing that’s certain about Italian governance in 2018 is uncertainty).
The country’s populist parties are falling out with everyone.