The Berlusconi Effect Political Gridlock Wins Italian Elections

First the good news: Silvio Berlusconi didn't win the Italian election. But the bad news is disturbing enough. Center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani was unable to win control of the Senate, meaning that a stable government in Italy looks unlikely. The results for Europe could be devastating.
Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's party appears to have won enough Senate seats to block the center left.

Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's party appears to have won enough Senate seats to block the center left.

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