Berlusconi Threatens to Run Again
Says it depends on opposition party's choice for leader
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2012 8:38 AM CST
Silvio Berlusconi grimaces during a press conference in Gerno, near Milan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(Newser) – Italy's center-left Democratic Party is preparing to choose a new candidate for prime minister—and if it picks the wrong guy, Silvio Berlusconi thinks he might just have to step in. "I think that it's right for someone who had the honor of leading the Italian government for almost 10 years to reflect on the way to achieve this modernization of Italy, this liberal revolution," Berlusconi says. If Florence mayor Matteo Renzi ekes out a victory, Berlusconi appears less likely to run, Reuters notes. But the AP reports that the latest vote puts Renzi behind party leader Pier Luigi Bersani. The former prime minister, who last month was sentenced to a year in prison over tax fraud, had earlier said he wouldn't run.

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jagerhans
Nov 27, 2012 5:08 AM CST
do you know how many times this assclown announced his return only to contradict himself the very next morning, lately ? at least three times. also, he acts like the fact that he was sentenced to jail never happened, not to mention that he is charged with other crimes and is currently under trial. still polls show that a good 10-15% of italian dimwits will be going to vote for this fantastic asswipe and gangster. the one who signed a treaty of military alliance with gadhafi only to bomb his buddy's ass three months later. the same guy who blames the criminal Monti govt. while in fact his party keeps it alive . ladies and gentleman, this is italy.
myflap.blow
Nov 26, 2012 4:34 PM CST
i thought this guy was in a coma with his sunglasses on?