at once similar and quite dissimilar

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mombasa53

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spanish
After a period of the two parties—at once similar and quite dissimilar—studying each other distrustfully, the government’s first actions...

¿A quién se refiere "at once similar and quite dissimilar", al periodo o a los partidos?

El problema es que yo diría que se refiere a los partidos, pero el autor lleva una página entera explicando que no se parecen en nada.
 
  • Bevj

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    English (U.K.)
    ¿Cuál es la fuente del texto, por favor?
    ¿Quiénes son the parties?
    Se refiere a the parties, no a the period.
     

    mombasa53

    Senior Member
    spanish
    Un artículo sobre Matteo Salvini y el Movimiento Cinco Estrellas que forman gobierno en Italia. El autor dice unas líneas antes que "In fact, the resemblances between the two parties were more behavioural than political". Por eso pensaba si se podría referir al periodo
     

    Masood

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    British English
    It's referring to the parties. To me, the use of "at once" suggests a somewhat paradoxical situation (the parties being different and also similar).
     
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