This float has Romano Prodi as Harry Potter. Mr. Prodi is going against Burlesconi in the election next month. Prodi is called "The Professor" because of his education. He is also leading in the polls, but being "the smart one" didn't get Kerry elected so we'll see what happens next month. I'm not sure what the big purple snake represents. The Dobby characters are again the poor Italian people. So Prodi is like Harry Potter when he freed Dobby from his evil master.