Back to Berlusconi? Poll shows Italy supports center-right

Feb 03, 2014, 2:50 PM EST
Former Italian Prime Minister and President of Forza Italia Silvio Berlusconi leaves the headquarter of PD (Democratic Party) after a meeting with PD secretary Matteo Renzi on January 18, 2014 in Rome, Italy.
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Though a tax fraud conviction legally bars him from public office, Silvio Berlusconi remains a player on the Italian right, as highlighted by a new poll showing that his coalition would eke out a narrow victory if electoral reforms he and center-left leader Matteo Renzi are supporting were passed into law.

Background:

Poll: Italy reform plan could benefit Berlusconi, center-right [Reuters]

Renzi's tricky bargain [Economist]