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Date published: 2006/04/11

The BBC says:

Italy's centre-left leader Romano Prodi says he has won the right to become the country's prime minister following a narrow victory in the general election.

Latest results give Mr Prodi's bloc 49.8% against 49.7% for the ruling centre-right in the lower house.

An official projection shows a slim majority in the Senate - the upper house - for Mr Prodi's bloc.

But Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's coalition is disputing the results and refusing to admit defeat.

So it's not just in America where you can fool half of the people all of the time. Berlusconi is a criminal and a clown, not a very good combination. The one thing he has on Bush is that he is not responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people.

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