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Photograph by Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Photograph by Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italy’s Vote Was Bersani’s to Lose, and He Almost Pulled It Off

The Italian elections were his to lose, and Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani did a really good job of almost doing just that. Bersani, a former communist who backed Prime Minister Mario Monti’s technical government, squandered a 15-point poll...

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Photograph by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Photograph by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Pope, Music Festival May Have Clipped Berlusconi’s Poll Momentum

Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation and the popular San Remo music festival may have clipped some of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s momentum in the campaign for Italy’s end-of-month election amid a blackout on opinion polls. Pope Benedict’s Feb. 11...

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Photograph by Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Photograph by Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Monte Paschi Provides Fodder for Berlusconi Attacks on Rivals

Revelations that Banca Monte Paschi hid details of structured finance deals that may produce hundreds of millions of euros in losses is embroiling everyone from Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, while providing fodder...

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Photograph by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Photograph by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Berlusconi Rides Media Blitz, Recession to Gains in Polls

Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s media blitz is paying off, with his center-right coalition closing the gap with Italy’s Democratic Party ahead of Feb. 24-25 election. The three-time premier, who has always been as much showman as statesmen, has done...

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