Silvio Berlusconi
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Uncovering the enduring appeal of Silvio Berlusconi

22 February 2013 Last updated at 13:16 GMT

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is regarded by many as the clown prince of politics, best known for his bunga-bunga parties and outrageous comments. In Italy he is loathed by millions, but many others regard him as a kind of lost prince, a saviour who can redeem their country from awful ordinary politicians.

Newsnight's Katya Adler travels to Italy to uncover the appeal of a politician who has had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra.