Italian PM Berlusconi says he won't resign
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears at a press conference last week during the G20 meetings in France.
November 7th, 2011
07:14 AM ET

Italian PM Berlusconi says he won't resign

[Updated 7:49 a.m. ET] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denied rumors Monday that he might resign.

"The rumors of my resignation are groundless," a message on his official Facebook page said.

[Posted 7:14 a.m. ET] Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi does not plan to resign, one of his press aides said Monday, denying reports to the contrary.

On Saturday, tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Rome to voice opposition to his government and its reforms.

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  1. Maynerd

    Whew! What a relief.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Latch

    When you're in the 1%, you do as you please and to Hell with the opinions of the unwashed masses and their miserable lot.

    November 7, 2011 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
    • 5%er

      As it should be.

      November 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Mark

    Putz of the year goes to...

    November 7, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Aaron

    Could anyone look more like a stereotypical mob boss?

    November 7, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • JK

      Could a reply like yours be any more stereotypical of someone with nothing intelligent to say? Not all Italians are mob bosses.

      November 7, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael Corleone

      Not unless he looked like me.

      November 7, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Roberto

      He doesn't only look like. He is!

      November 7, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • James Taylor

      Gosh he looks black to me. Is he ITalian?

      November 7, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. AP

    He is so done he looks ready for Madam Tussaud's! Stick him right next to his buddy Moammar.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dan

    Why should he resign?
    There is not anybody else who could do that job and the deficit does not getting smaller if he goes.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mario

    MaMA MEYAaaaaa!

    November 7, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. IHopper

    Of course he won't resign... how could he get any young thing to go down on him if he weren't in office? PRIORITIES!

    November 7, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    There may be problems in the government of Italy, but not all of Italy's problems are in the government.
    It's the same in the USA.
    A mentality of dependency causes one to believe that everything will be all right if we can just get the right president next time.
    The future is–I can't write that: WE are the future.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Roberto

      Well, he did ruin Italy: it's a fact!

      November 7, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©


    The mentality of dependency isn't all that is wrong with this country either; it needs to be said that it *is* a problem, but not *the* problem.
    It's much more complex than that.
    I don't think there is any *one* problem, really; but like a snowball rolling down the hill, little ones become big ones.

    November 7, 2011 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Going In Circles

    Silvio wears more makeup than Rick Perry.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Medici

      HAHAHAHA! So true! Hair isn't as nice, though.

      November 7, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. hecep

    Weird blue background in the photo. Maybe they removed the plethora of babes, piles of cash, and the fleet of luxury cars originally shown there.

    November 7, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Medici

      And the horse's head.

      November 7, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dobro

    He will resign over the next few days if not today. I'm already planning my Bye, Bye, Berlusconi party. The stocks went up briefly when everybody thought he was going to resign, then down again when he once more expressed his stale "I've got the numbers." Watch it shoot up skyward later. Or should I say latte-r?

    November 7, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. nephyx

    . what would the future of italy be without a thick layer of his sleeze permeating the a greasy atmosphere ?

    November 7, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. VKS

    November 7, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
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