In this photo, Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot at a polling station on Feb. 24 in Milan. The results of the election were murky. While the center-left won a majority in the Chamber of Deputies, Berlusconi's center-right party scored a majority in the Senate. Moreover, the anti-establishment, anti-EU Five Star Movement earned 24 percent in the Senate, meaning that only laws that have the support of two euroskeptic parties, Berlusconi's People of Freedom and the Five Star Movement, will be passed. Gianni Riotta wonders here whether anyone can rise above the muck of Italian politics, while here, FP looks at the larger-than-life career of Silvio Berlusconi in pictures.
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