I posted earlier on the Italian election, and things will hot up as we approach March 4

Bloomberg with this now ...

  • Silvio Berlusconi could still be the kingmaker in Italy
  • he's established the basis for a three-party alliance that is set to be the biggest group in the next parliament
  • With infighting dogging the governing Democratic Party, the paradox of this election is that Berlusconi -- the man forced out of office at the height of the euro-area crisis as Italy struggle to avoid economic calamity -- may be the leader best placed to bring a modicum of stability.

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Note - Berlusconi himself is banned from running for office