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October 27, 2012
I feel obliged to stay in the field to reform the justice system so that what happened to me does not happen to other citizens.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi • Regarding his decision to stay in politics despite the fact he is facing a four-year jail sentence on tax fraud charges related to his media empire. True to form, Berlusconi made the comments on one of his company’s media outlets, Channel Five television. He has wavered repeatedly regarding what he would do politically in recent months, with some speculating he might attempt to run for higher office in the future.
12:29 // 1 year ago
July 13, 2012
Back for more? Word is that Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister who left office amid heavy scandal might get a second wind, in the wake of a strong, hugely-unpopular austerity program that took hold after he left office eight months ago. His allies are hoping he’ll run for office again, though he hasn’t shown his hand quite yet. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

Back for more? Word is that Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister who left office amid heavy scandal might get a second wind, in the wake of a strong, hugely-unpopular austerity program that took hold after he left office eight months ago. His allies are hoping he’ll run for office again, though he hasn’t shown his hand quite yet. (Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

16:20 // 1 year ago
May 25, 2012

reuters:

One of the young women who attended Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” parties told a court on Friday that she dressed up as a burlesque version of U.S. President Barack Obama to entertain the former Italian prime minister.

In testimony during a trial against the 75-year-old Berlusconi on charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute, Marysthell Polanco said she had also dressed as prosecutor Ilda Boccassini.

“I dressed up as Boccassini with a toga to make him laugh, and also as Obama,” Polanco told the court.

READ MORE: Berlusconi party girl says she dressed up as Obama

Whoa. Berlusconi was into some weird stuff.

(via reuterspolitics)

11:08 // 1 year ago
November 16, 2011
Italy replaces Berlusconi with a technocrat: Mario Monti, an economist, just took power, and did it with a bunch of people who most assuredly aren’t politicians. Why? Well, Monti isn’t concerned about winning an election. He’s there to fix the country. And because he has such a specific role, he can do things people don’t like to solve the problem. Will this put them on the right track? Too soon to tell.

Italy replaces Berlusconi with a technocrat: Mario Monti, an economist, just took power, and did it with a bunch of people who most assuredly aren’t politicians. Why? Well, Monti isn’t concerned about winning an election. He’s there to fix the country. And because he has such a specific role, he can do things people don’t like to solve the problem. Will this put them on the right track? Too soon to tell.

11:38 // 2 years ago
November 12, 2011
More on Silvio Berlusconi’s exit as Italian Prime Minister: The long-controversial Italian PM exits as the two chambers of Parliament passed a tough austerity plan. The Senate passed it Friday; the lower house passed it today with a resounding 380-26 vote.  source Follow ShortFormBlog

More on Silvio Berlusconi’s exit as Italian Prime Minister: The long-controversial Italian PM exits as the two chambers of Parliament passed a tough austerity plan. The Senate passed it Friday; the lower house passed it today with a resounding 380-26 vote. source

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16:37 // 2 years ago
Berlu-exit. Peace out Silvio Berlusconi, we’re sure you were sick of being the Italian prime minister anyway.

Berlu-exit. Peace out Silvio Berlusconi, we’re sure you were sick of being the Italian prime minister anyway.

15:55 // 2 years ago
November 8, 2011
SIlvio Berlusconi to resign as Italian Prime Minister
The end of an era: Silvio Berlusconi was, if nothing else, a remarkably durable politician. He served as Prime Minister three different times, briefly in the 90s and twice over the last decade, despite both political and sexual scandals (you may recall his broken promise to sell his media assets if elected, his alleged tryst with underage prostitute 'Ruby The Heart Stealer,' and his very specific, foul assessment of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, fr example). However, following what Reuters reports as a “humiliating” legislative defeat over proposed reforms to meet the fiscal demands of the euro zone debt crisis, Berlusconi will soon be on the way out. Honestly, we never thought this guy’s political life would end with a parliamentary defeat. It somehow seems not salacious or bizarre enough, given the rest of the man’s career. (Photo by Alessio85) source
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The end of an era: Silvio Berlusconi was, if nothing else, a remarkably durable politician. He served as Prime Minister three different times, briefly in the 90s and twice over the last decade, despite both political and sexual scandals (you may recall his broken promise to sell his media assets if elected, his alleged tryst with underage prostitute 'Ruby The Heart Stealer,' and his very specific, foul assessment of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, fr example). However, following what Reuters reports as a “humiliating” legislative defeat over proposed reforms to meet the fiscal demands of the euro zone debt crisis, Berlusconi will soon be on the way out. Honestly, we never thought this guy’s political life would end with a parliamentary defeat. It somehow seems not salacious or bizarre enough, given the rest of the man’s career. (Photo by Alessio85) source

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15:11 // 2 years ago
Some live updates on Berlusconi’s resignation from Marco Bardazzi, the managing editor at Italy’s La Stampa.

Some live updates on Berlusconi’s resignation from Marco Bardazzi, the managing editor at Italy’s La Stampa.

14:08 // 2 years ago
Berlu-goner. Surprising he lasted as long as he did, really. EDIT: Some background over here.

Berlu-goner. Surprising he lasted as long as he did, really. EDIT: Some background over here.

14:02 // 2 years ago
Silvio Berlusconi walking on eggshells after botched economic vote: The vote, which went in his favor, showed however that he no longer has an absolute majority of support in the Italian parliament. It increased calls for his resignation. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Silvio Berlusconi walking on eggshells after botched economic vote: The vote, which went in his favor, showed however that he no longer has an absolute majority of support in the Italian parliament. It increased calls for his resignation. source

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11:04 // 2 years ago