10/12/2011 03:15 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2011

Berlusconi's Coalition Survives Despite Maze of Political Factions

In the 18 years that he has dominated Italian politics, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has created the illusion that Italy has a solid two-party system. Now that his era is slowly drawing to a close, the glue has come undone, revealing the chaos that is the Italian Parliament.

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