Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Memorial Day
28 January 2013 Last updated at 04:29 GMT
Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi has stoked controversy by praising Benito Mussolini on Holocaust Memorial Day - despite Il Duce's anti-Jewish laws.
Mr Berlusconi said Mussolini had been wrong to pass anti-Jewish laws but had otherwise been a good leader.
He was speaking at a Milan ceremony commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
The BBC's Wendy Urquhart reports.