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    Default Italy Election Day

    FORZA ITALIA!

    But seriously this could be a real setback for Italy considering the last time that Berlusconi was in power including the notorious "bunga bunga" parties he had.Monti on the other hand is a technocrat albeit an unelected one supposedly so it remains to be seen whether fiscal discipline or personality politics wins out in Italy.

    Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid



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    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.

    He is appealing against that ruling.

    Mr Berlusconi is also on trial accused of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute, in the so-called "Ruby" case. He denies wrongdoing.

    He has already served as Italy's prime minister for three separate terms and built up what is believed to be a vast personal fortune from his business empire.

    Fear of judiciary
    Mr Berlusconi told reporters in Milan that everyone in his party had agreed that the PDL needed a leader "like Berlusconi in 1994" but "there wasn't one".

    "It's not that we did not look... but one needs time to be imposed as leader," the former prime minister said, mentioning the PDL secretary general Angelino Alfano.

    He said he was entering the race because polls put the centre-right PDL behind the Italian left.

    The PDL abstained from confidence votes in parliament on Thursday - which the government won.

    Mr Monti replaced Mr Berlusconi as prime minister just over a year ago, and launched a programme of reforms aimed at pulling Italy out of economic crisis.

    Mr Berlusconi said his party had given "proof of great responsibility and had supported [Mr Monti's] technocrat government for a year, seeking to correct policies that are not convincing, whilst insisting that austerity in an economy that does not grow is harmful. And harm has been done".

    The former leader said he had not missed the office of prime minister "not even for a minute" and he was returning out of a "sense of responsibility".

    Referring to his confrontation with the Italian judiciary, Mr Berlusconi said he saw it with "a great sense of fear because we have to do with an omnipotent judiciary".

    Mr Monti is due to hold talks with the Italian president later.

    President Giorgio Napolitano has said he wants to avoid a "turbulent" end to Mr Monti's technocratic government.


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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    What can be said ... dude is unbelievable FORZA ITALIA!

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    U mad Bro


    Exit Question : What is wrong with Bunga Bunga ? At least one person has to have fun a in sinking ship, might as well be him.
    So many things go wrong in life that a sense of humor, even of the macabre type, should have been standard issue.

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Menelik_I View Post
    What can be said ... dude is unbelievable FORZA ITALIA!

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    U mad Bro


    Exit Question : What is wrong with Bunga Bunga ? At least one person has to have fun a in sinking ship, might as well be him.
    Surely the ship can be rescued though?

    Italy deserves better than this guy
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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Babur View Post
    Surely the ship can be rescued though?
    What is ironic is that Berlusconi might be the only one that can rescue Italy, I heard stories of his downfall since atleast 1998, dude is going nowhere and people should just tone down the Puritan Jerking and accept the situation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Babur View Post
    Italy deserves better than this guy
    Maybe Berslusconi is the best man for the job, not because He is the best, but because everyone suck.
    So many things go wrong in life that a sense of humor, even of the macabre type, should have been standard issue.

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    ITALIIAAAAAAFORZA SILVIO!!!

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    I'm concerning the alternative process of policies if he's elected again.
    I don't think any short-lived policy could save a dying economy,neither the frequent changes of the government.

    If I'm an Italian,I would simply support Monti.

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Menelik_I View Post
    What is ironic is that Berlusconi might be the only one that can rescue Italy, I heard stories of his downfall since atleast 1998, dude is going nowhere and people should just tone down the Puritan Jerking and accept the situation.
    he makes Rodrigo Borgia seem celibate in comparison


    Maybe Berslusconi is the best man for the job, not because He is the best, but because everyone suck.
    Berlusconi is the President. Italy deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector of single women.
    correct?
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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    This is bad. But Monti is even worse tahn Burlesqueoni. Only one hope for us is Movimento 5 Stelle.

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    I don't know wether Berlusconi's media will get him elected again. At least, his money will make sure he won't get punished much. Last time I checked it had been lowered from 3 to 1 years. Is it still the case?

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Occhi Di Davide View Post
    This is bad. But Monti is even worse tahn Burlesqueoni. Only one hope for us is Movimento 5 Stelle.
    Those guys are inspirational in dark political times...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occhi Di Davide View Post
    This is bad. But Monti is even worse tahn Burlesqueoni. Only one hope for us is Movimento 5 Stelle.

    Wise words here!

    Monti is called 'Rigor Montis' (as to say that under his governement Italy is like in Rigor Mortis!!! a dead economy in a dead country! This is Mario Monti il Ghibellino!)

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    I remember reading analysis that said if Italy screws up it's finances, that will finally sink the Euro project. Maybe he's practising greenmail.
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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Monti's goverment is crumbling, the technocrats are running like rabbits faced with a wildfire, with a volcano or a whirlwind!

    Silvio is poised to go for Prime Minister AGAIN! To prove once and for all that if you're a billionaire you can do anything and get away with it.



    FORZA SILVIO BERLUSCONI ! ! ! ! !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdMQhTnAzq0


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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    macdaddy pimpin presidency.

    Only in Italy.

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    The middle-left party will get a crushing victory at the next elections. I'm also curious to see where the elected of m5s will sit on Parlamento

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Just give him the imperium maius and tribunicia potestas already.
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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    You know in America, we have a saying:

    "Ball till you fall"

    It now appears that Silvio can continue to ball before, during and after he falls. An unrivaled player fah sho.

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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Why do I have the feeling that he'll get elected?
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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel I Komnenos View Post
    Why do I have the feeling that he'll get elected?
    Silvio, is that a trump card in your pocket, or your are just happy to see ?

    Feeling a hard object is never a good sign ...
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    Default Re: Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

    Quote Originally Posted by Stavroforos View Post
    Just give him the imperium maius and tribunicia potestas already.
    What for? They will just occupy space in his home that a model could occupy!
    Those symbols don't catch a wiff of smoke in front of endless money.

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