Italian councillors get computer games to relieve boredom

Italian councillors are being given computer games to help them cope with long, boring meetings.

The major of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, says that the council’s debates can be hard work, and has issued laptops to city officials with computer games on them, Metro reports.

According to the paper, Alemanno explains: “Each councillor can amuse himself and defeat stress during our long, hard meetings.”

Not long after getting into office in 2008, right-wing politician Alemanno banned such things as sleeping on the street, singing and eating a panini in a public place.

So while it is not known which computer games Alemanno prefers, we can guess a bit about the kind of debates the games might be played during.