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‘I am the Jesus Christ of politics.’ Berlusconi’s quips, pranks through the years
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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been wracked by scandal for over a week centered around a then- year-old Moroccan girl, Karima Keyek. Allegations have surfaced that after the girl was arrested in May for theft, the prime minister may have pressured the Milanese police for her release , including telling them that the girl was Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's daughter. While no stranger to scandals involving young girls, this episode may cost the PM politically, reports the Independent. The paper quotes parliamentary speaker Gianfranco Fini, a one-time ally of Berlusconi, as saying:. If there was that intervention [by the Prime Minister and his office] and if it's true that it was claimed that the girl was the relative of a head of state, then it would indicate a nonchalance; a corruption symptomatic of the use of state office for private gain. At first Berlusconi, speaking out on the scandal, defended himself by saying , "I love life, I love women. Ruby's often contradictory allegations center around her visits to the PM's luxurious villa, which she has termed "bunga-bunga" parties, according to the Guardian.
ROME -- Premier Silvio Berlusconi dismissed calls Tuesday to resign over his involvement with an underage Moroccan runaway -- and even created a new uproar by claiming it was better to love beautiful girls than gays. His comments sparked outrage from gay rights groups and fueled new calls for him to step down. Opposition politicians have charged that Berlusconi abused his office by calling Milan police in May when the thenyear-old runaway nicknamed Ruby was detained for alleged theft. Newspapers have reported that Berlusconi told police that a local party official would take custody of the girl, who had visited Berlusconi's Milan villa on at least one occasion.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. ROME—Silvio Berlusconi, who resigned as prime minister on Saturday after dominating Italy for 17 years with a mix of political talent and brazen behaviour, has a sense of humour that often landed him in trouble. We see that on every occasion, consumption has not gone down, the restaurants are full, you have trouble booking seats on aeroplanes, holiday areas are totally booked out on long weekends. Go Italy!