Italy will have its first woman prime minister. And both Italy and Western Europe will have their first far-right majority government since the fall of Mussolini and the end of the Second World War.
Silvio Berlusconi, left, arrives to vote as a bare-breasted woman protests in background.
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Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
Berlusconi: can’t move his face enough to say ‘goodbye’.
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He’s barred from public office but this former prime minister isn’t going to be held back by the small matter of a conviction for tax evasion.
Italy’s political future hangs in the balance – will it see another chaotic grand coalition, or take an anti-EU populist step into the unknown?
Stepping down: Matteo Renzi.
The revolt that brought down Matteo Renzi is no carbon copy of Trump et al, but that won’t be of much comfort to Brussels.
Bribe me Berly one more time!
Silvio Berlusconi has finally learned the outcome of being found guilty of tax fraud last May. He was originally sentenced to four years in prison, but Italian law prevents over-70s from doing prison time…