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ALTHOUGH Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted by Italy’s highest court, he is still trying to escape justice. His People of Freedom (PdL) movement is part of a rickety coalition government. Though Mr Berlusconi publicly backs the coalition, his people are putting it about that if he gets special treatment, it will survive, and that if he goes down, it will fall.

http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21583269-having-last-been-convicted-crime-silvio-berlusconi-should-leave-national

 

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