This video from Italy is called Berlusconi’s party of EU candidates.
Now, however, from the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in Britain:
Nick Squires in Rome
Published: 12:58PM BST 28 May 2010
The Italian prime minister said he empathised with Il Duce, who had complained that he lacked real authority and that true power lay with officials in his fascist administration.
Mr Berlusconi said he had recently been reading Mussolini‘s diaries, which had led him to reflect on the challenges of governing Italy in the 21st century.
“I will dare to quote you a phrase from someone considered a dictator, a great, powerful dictator, Benito Mussolini,” the 73-year-old media tycoon told a news conference at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.
“In his diary, I recently read this phrase. ‘They say I have power. It isn’t true. Maybe my party officials do. But I don’t know. All I can do is say to my horse go right or left. And I have to be happy with that.'” Mr Berlusconi, who has been accused of a dictatorial style of government by the Opposition and even members of his own centre-Right coalition, said: “As prime minister, I have never had the feeling that I was in power.
“Sometimes as a businessman, with 56,000 employees, I’ve had the feeling of being able to decide and be in control. But today in a democracy, I am in the service of everyone and anyone can criticise me and perhaps even insult me,” he said.
The remark came in response to a question on whether the £20 billion austerity plan announced by his government this week threatened his popularity.
Italian newspapers ran pictures of Mr Berlusconi at the conference in Paris alongside black and white images of Mussolini, who seized power in 1922 and led Italy into war against Britain and France in 1940.
La Stampa recalled another controversial comment he made about the wartime leader in 2003, when he told Boris Johnson, then the editor of The Spectator, that Mussolini was a benign figure who “never killed anyone” and sent his political opponents “on holiday”.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government has won a confidence vote in the Senate on a Bill that curbs wiretaps and imposes fines on news organisations that report leaked information on criminal investigations: here.