Berlusconi is Italy’s most ‘overrated’ politician

Silvio Berlusconi has been rated the most overrated politician in Italy, in a poll carried out by state broadcaster Rai.

Berlusconi is Italy's most 'overrated' politician
Silvio Berlusconi was voted the most overrated Italian politician in a poll by BallarĂ². Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP

Thirty-one percent of those polled by the current affairs programme Ballar said the former prime minister’s political capabilities were overrated.

The three-time Italian prime minister has been in politics for 20 years, but risks being ousted from the political scene next month after a conviction for tax fraud.

The four other politicians in the poll – all men – come from the three leading parties. Two are part of the centre-left Democratic Party, one hails from Berlusconi’s People of Freedom party and another from the Five Star Movement.

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