Silvio Berlusconi is the real winner in Italy’s political games

Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta (photo:dpa)
Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta (photo:dpa)

Two months political deadlock in Italy was ended by the intervention of President Giorgio Napolitano. He has been one of two key players in the last 18 months and was crucial to appointing Prime Minister Enrico Letta. He also has a major role to play with the other key player, Silvio Berlusconi, who could demolish the fragile coaltion government and call for new elections or opt for immunity from prosecution.

<i>Italians believe that Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s government is the only one which could have emerged from the elections in February 2013. Public opinion was relieved and financial markets rejoiced when, after two months’ deadlock, centre-right leader Silvo Berluscon...

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