Italy's highest court is hearing Silvio Berlusconi's final appeal against his tax fraud conviction. If the judges confirm the verdict, the 76-year-old ex-prime minister could face a year in jail.
An Italian court has lifted former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's ban from holding office. The 81-year-old could run for prime minister again if talks between M5S and the League collapse and new elections are called.
Lawyers representing Italy's ex-premier Berlusconi have told the European Court of Human Rights that he should be cleared to run for parliament next May. Currently, his public office ban over tax fraud runs until 2019.
Italy's former prime minister said that "women are happy if a man tries to seduce them." The 81-year-old was previously put on trial for sleeping with an underage nightclub dancer.
Lawmakers have gathered to vote for presidents of both parliamentary chambers, the first step towards a government. But the situation looks dire after Silvio Berlusconi torpedoed a deal between two populist parties.
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