December 23, 2012

Silvio Berlusconi Stumbles

Boston Herald, Boston Herald

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Politics doesn’t get any nuttier than in Italy, but there is good news. The buffoonish former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is polling badly and seems to realize his bid for a fifth term is going nowhere.

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TAGGED: Silvio Berlusconi, Eurozone, Europe, Italy


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