Can The `Italian Miracle' Withstand Berlusconi's Dealmaking?

Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia promised voters a "new Italian miracle" following the purge of the political establishment in a huge corruption cleanup. It certainly pulled off a remarkable feat in the Mar. 27-28 national elections. Formed only three months ago, Forza Italia led a right-wing coalition that crushed its centrist and leftist rivals, considered a shoo-in just a few weeks earlier. It was one of the most startling political upsets in recent memory.

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