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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:58 AM

Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

Source: BBC

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he will run for the office again next year.

Mr Berlusconi told reporters in Milan that he was "running to win" - and that his decision came after his People of Freedom party had not found a leader who was as well known as him.

Mr Berlusconi said PM Mario Monti's austerity policies had harmed Italy.

Mr Berlusconi, 76, resigned in November 2011 over Italy's economic troubles and was convicted of tax fraud in October.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20652645

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Reply Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 OP
mazzarro Dec 2012 #1
Mr.Turnip Dec 2012 #2
marmar Dec 2012 #3
go west young man Dec 2012 #4
47of74 Dec 2012 #5
santamargarita Dec 2012 #6
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #8
Blunt477 Dec 2012 #7
UndahCovah Dec 2012 #9
Ken Burch Dec 2012 #10
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blkmusclmachine Dec 2012 #11

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:30 PM

1. Noooo! Not Him Again?

If he is elected again as Prime Minister, this will not speak well of Italy IMO.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. Berlusconi is like a cockroach infestation, no matter how much you fumigate and how hard you try

He is nearly impossible to get rid of for long.

At least this will be entertaining.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:01 PM

3. Uggh. He's like a recurring virus.

nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:05 PM

4. One sad idiot with a massive ego.

Italy could do so much better. They need to put that pathetic chapter behind them. While he's off screwing his brains out Europe went into recession and peoples lives have been destroyed.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:04 PM

5. Oh Christ, not him again.

For the love of all that is holy I wish this horrible and disgusting toad would go into retirement!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:10 PM

6. I thought this fascist pig went to jail?

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Response to santamargarita (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:13 PM

8. He's a past master at getting verdicts delayed or overturned

(one reason to run again is that, if he can draw out the appeal, he might get immunity again). Plus, it's almost impossible to get someone that old sent to prison in Italy, apparently. But he might avoid a fine.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:14 PM

7. Get Rid Of This Pig

 

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:10 PM

9. ugh...Playas gon' play I guess

 

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:28 PM

10. The sick thing is, Silvio will probably MAKE that comeback.

The "center-left" keeps making it easy for him by doing nothing but austerity budgets when they get into power. If they'd actually defy the banks and let the workers make a few gains while they were in, it'd be a different story.

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