Who is Silvio Berlusconi?

(on Italy)

Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian politician, entrepreneur, media tycoon, frequent criminal defendant and convicted tax evader who served three times as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006 and 2008 to 2011. He is expected to be influential in Italian politics but wont get a seat in Parliament now. He has relaunched his Forza Italia party and he still commands millions of loyal supporters. 

Letta's government comfortably survived a confidence vote. Letta government is a hybrid of his Democratic Party and Alfano's New Center-Right. 

Silvio has been expelled from Italian parliament over tax fraud convictions going on for a period of more than 20 years.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 26, 2013