Models for Parliament!

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has a weakness for beautiful women: His candidates for the European Parliament elections in June include a Big Brother star, a Miss Italy contestant, and a television actress. None of the women has any known political experience, but at the center-right People of Liberty party headquarters they received seminars on European history, current affairs, NATO, and finance from high-ranking Italian officials. Berlusconi landed himself in marital hot water two years ago after he was overheard hitting on the Minister for Equal Opportunities—a former topless model—at a television awards ceremony.