by Irene Bianchi

When a government such as ours, is so strongly centered in one single person, and the leader is put out of the game by sudden, unexpected circumstances, that over-personalistic style becomes more evident. It seems CFK has played a cohesive role among the members of her closest circle, but now, with her away from the spotlight for a while, the cracks, splits and fissures come to the surface. People who were in the shadows till now, gain protagonism. Secondary characters struggle to become main ones. Former minor roles take the lead. A smiling vice president waits for his cue to speak and act. The one-million-dollar question would be: who’s the director in charge? Who’s behind the scenes giving stage directions? Meanwhile, we, the audience, watch this farce, (a light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used). The show must go on.