Berlusconi’s Under Pressure
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been asked to resign by opposition lawmakers after the media reported that he had asked police to free a detained 17-year-old called “Ruby.” The Moroccan girl allegedly attended wild parties in Berlusconi’s home and has become yet another figure in the prime minister’s scandal catalog. –JCL
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Opposition lawmakers demanded that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resign after a paper on Saturday published what it said were details of him asking police to free a 17-year-old Moroccan girl detained for theft.
The saga of the girl, a dancer who goes by the stage name “Ruby,” and her ties to the 74-year-old center-right prime minister have exploded into the latest scandal over Berlusconi’s private life.
Newspapers have been awash with details of parties she allegedly attended at the media tycoon’s residence.
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