Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi and US Republican front-runner Herman Cain have probably never exchanged a word. But both are self-made millionaires, have been dogged by alleged issues in connection with their errant libidos, and represent a rejection of traditional party politics.
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Mario Monti on Silvio Berlusconi: ‘Most Italians have fairly high degree of forgetfulness’
Former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti discusses his country’s elections and the rise of populism.
Silvio Berlusconi on the campaign trail as Italian election nears
With just three days to go until Italy elects a new government, Silvio Berlusconi has been wrapping-up his campaign in Rome with his coalition allies, even though a previous conviction for fraud means he can’t become Prime Minister himself.
Is time up for Silvio Berlusconi?
As Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta rejects the resignations of five ministers from Silvio Berlusconi’s PDL party, Europe Editor Matt Frei asks if Mr Berlusconi has finally had his come-uppance.
Is the end nigh for Silvio Berlusconi?
As Silvio Berlusconi faces the prospect of house arrest and a ban on running for office, Channel 4 News asks if the end is looming for Italy’s most colourful politician.
How does Silvio Berlusconi stay out of prison ?
The ex-Italian premier has been sentenced to more than 17 years of jail time over the decades. But the slow arm of Italian law means Silvio Berlusconi is unlikely to see the inside of a cell.
Silvio Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire trial
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi is sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from holding public office, pending appeal, following his “bunga bunga” sex trial.
No more bunga bunga for Silvio Berlusconi?
There have been more obituaries written for Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi over the years than he has had affairs. So how, despite the scandals, did he cling on for so long?
Silvio Berlusconi to resign
Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi is planning to stand down after losing his parliamentary majority amid the financial turmoil engulfing Italy. Channel 4 News looks at the country’s economic future.
Berlusconi potential kingmaker in Italian elections
On Sunday, Italy is going to the polls for a general election, and the outcome of the vote is expected to be even more unpredictable than usual. The potential kingmaker? Silvio Berlusconi. The 81-year-old, despite being banned from office because of tax offences, might still be the man calling the shots.
Berlusconi defiant as Italian senate expels him
Italian centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi tells a rally in Rome “we must stay on the field,” as fellow senators vote to expel him from parliament.
Milan court hands Berlusconi two-year ban from public office
Former Italian Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud – but the ban is not enforced straight away.
Alessandra Mussolini: ‘Berlusconi is forever’
On a hectic day for Italian politics, Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter Alessandra pledges her ongoing loyalty to Silvio Berlusconi and tells Channel 4 News to focus on scandals at home, not in Italy.
Berlusconi blinks over showdown with Italian PM
In a major turnaround brought about by a split in his party, Silvio Berlusconi pledges support for Italy’s government and helps the PM win a key vote – days after forcing his own ministers to resign.
Berlusconi ministers’ resignations sparks chaos in Italy
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta is battling to salvage his coalition ahead of a confidence vote on Wednesday after five ministers handed in their resignations.