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Friday, April 19, 2013

Italy high court confirmed Prodi as winner in disputed election
Arjun Mishra at 12:00 AM ET

On April 19, 2006, the Italian Court of Cassation confirmed Romano Prodi as the winner over incumbent Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the country's disputed general election. The judges had to examine over 43,000 provisional ballots before certifying that Prodi, of the center-left coalition, had defeated Berlusconi's conservative coalition in the narrowest election in Italian history. Berlusconi's tenure as Prime Minister was defined by scandals, including an indictment for corruption, charges of false accounting and bribery in relation to his media empire. Berlusconi won a third term as Prime Minister in 2010 and in March 2013 was sentenced to a year in prison for releasing private wiretaps in 2005 as Prime Minister.


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