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"Pied Piper" Berlusconi gains in polls

Silvio Berlusconi, fighting criminal charges that he paid a minor for sex, gained in opinion polls as a series of television interviews put him at the centre of Italian political debate.

15th January, 2013
Silvio Berlusconi, 76, is promising tax cuts and has taken to television to display the combativeness that helped make him the dominant politician of his generation.

Silvio Berlusconi, fighting criminal charges that he paid a minor for sex, gained in opinion polls as a series of television interviews placed the three-time premier once again at the centre of the Italian political debate.

Public support for Berlusconi’s coalition rose to 27.9 per cent from 25.3 per cent a month ago, according to an EMG poll release by television station La 7 late yesterday. Front-runner Pier Luigi Bersani’s coalition slipped to 37.4 per...

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