Monday, January 11, 2010

Composer to the rescue

Voters in Croatia have elected Ivo Josipovic, a pianist and composer, as the country's new president. Josipovic, who also practices law, "carries moral authority at home and abroad and won the ballot because he represents bland decency," while his opponent, mayor of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, "is endlessly embroiled in political and financial dirt," The Guardian's Ian Traynor writes: