Berlusconi's Daughter Rules Out Entering Politics

World | August 13, 2013, Tuesday // 20:15|  views

File photo of Marina Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi's oldest daughter Marina has dismissed growing speculation that she would replace her father as leader of Italy's center-right after his conviction for tax fraud.

"I must reiterate once again, and categorically, that I never considered entering politics," Marina Berlusconi said in a statement, according to international media.

She said she hoped her statement would put an end to any speculation about an intention she "never entertained and does not entertain."

Italian newspapers had speculated that Marina Berlusconi, a businesswoman regularly named by Forbes as one of the world's most powerful women, could take over the reins from her 76-year-old father, whose legal woes are seen as a drag on the his party's future.

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Tags: Marina Berlusconi, Silvio Berlusconi, Italy


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