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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Pier Ferdinando Casini
Silvio Berlusconi says he's running to be premier again — for the good of Italy.
ROME — Italy's Christian Democrats are demanding extra pay so they can visit their wives and combat the loneliness that they say drove one parliamentarian to bed two call girls in a scandal rocking Rome's political establishment.
"It has been a year that Italians are seriously sacrificing to try to avoid Greece's abyss, and, today, there's the reemergence of Berlusconi, who wants to bring us back five years," Casini said on state TV.