Friday, June 18, 2004
Last weekend, Italy held elections for its representatives to the European Parliament. As in other EU member states, the results were an upset for the ruling party. But in Italy, that upset was compounded. The ticket led by television journalist Lilli Gruber, who recently left the public TV station because of government meddling in editorial decisions, trounced that of Prime Minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins Bob from Rome to discuss the results.