Latest update: 10/01/2013
Berlusconi's back - to stop the Italian left taking power
Flamboyant former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is planning a comeback to frontline Italian politics. Despite being embroiled in a number of scandals and court cases, he's made a deal with right-wing party the Northern League, which could see him named as a future Finance Minister at the upcoming elections. A Conservative, Berlusconi hopes that by joining forces with his old anti-immigration allies, their combined force may prevent the left from coming to power in italy.