If I'm needed as the noble father for the elections, I'll do it. I could be the name at the top of the electoral lists for my party, but I don't want an operative roleBerlusconi names potential successor Apr 14, 2011
We issue a strong call on the authorities in Damascus to stop the violent repressionSyria: London leads EU call for action Apr 26, 2011
The high turnout demonstrates the will of Italians to participate in the decisions of our future and that cannot be ignoredOpposition leader urges Berlusconi to go Jun 14, 2011
The good family-breadwinner sense that we used in working on this package will continue in Parliament, where we'll accept amendments that are not partisan, but of good sense, ... as long as they go in the direction of budget rigor so that the markets cannot attack usBerlusconi: Austere budget a necessity Jul 01, 2011
He thinks he's a genius and thinks everyone else is a cretinBerlusconi wants Alfano to succeed him Jul 08, 2011
III – Lombardy I, Milan (1996–2006) XIX – Campania I (2006–2008) XVIII – Molise (2008–current)
Silvio Berlusconi (Italian pronunciation: ( listen); born 29 September 1936) is an Italian politician, the current Prime Minister of Italy, as well as an entrepreneur. He is also known under the nickname Il Cavaliere (literally, The Knight), due to the knighthood Order of Merit for Labour which he received in 1977.
He is the longest-serving post war Prime Minister of Italy, and third longest-serving since the creation of Italy, after Benito Mussolini and Giovanni Giolitti. He held this position on three separate occasions: from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2006 and currently since 2008. Technically, Berlusconi has been sworn in four times because after a cabinet reshuffle, as happened with Berlusconi in 2005, the new ministry is sworn in and subjected to a vote of confidence. He is the leader of the People of Freedom political movement, a centre-right party he founded in 2009. As of November 2009, he is the longest-serving current leader of a G8 country. As of 2011, Forbes magazine has ranked him as the 118th richest man in the world with a net worth of US$7.8 billion.