Italy's contested election results.
Italy's contested election results.
What the foreign papers are saying.
April 12 2006 5:56 PM

Arrivederci Berlusconi?

The world press looks at Italy's contested election results.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Berlusconi's refusal to concede doesn't stem from a love of public service or of Italy—it's all about him: "Most of all, perhaps, Mr. Berlusconi is frightened of losing his fame." This armchair diagnosis references his book The True Italian Story, which features him on "page after glossy page hugging rock stars and laughing together with other world leaders."

And, just in time for Easter, another article reports that the self-proclaimed "Jesus Christ of politics" might have a shot at resurrection.