1. ROUND FOUR

    Berlusconi to Run for Premier Again

    Image #: 19894035    epa03449226 Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi talks to media during his press conference at 'Villa Gernetto' in Gerno di Lesmo,  Monza, 27 October 2012. Berlusconi confirmed that he is not going to run for Italian Premier. A court in Milan on 26 October sentenced former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi to four years' imprisonment for tax evasion - but it was almost immediately cut to one year after judges said he won a three-year remit on his conviction thanks to a 2006 pardon law. The law was passed by parliament when Berlusconi's centre-left opponent, Romano Prodi, headed the Italian government. It was adopted to tackle massive overcrowding in Italy's prisons.  EPA/STEFANO PORTA  EPA/STEFANO PORTA /LANDOV

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    Here we go again. Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi confirmed on Saturday that he plans to run for a fourth term. Although he quit last year after failing to save Italy's economy, Berlusconi has since revoked his support for the current government, headed by Premier Mario Monti. Monti says the revocation is manageable. But nothing seems to be able to stop Berlusconi. Free-falling poll numbers? A tax-fraud conviction that bans him from holding office? Details. He claims he's running “out of a sense of responsibility.” But for what?

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