Italy: former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hospitalized since Thursday

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This Saturday, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced that he was renouncing his candidacy for the presidency of the Republic. Aged 85, he has been hospitalized since last Thursday.

Since last Thursday, the former President of the Italian Council Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized in San Raffaele in Milan, a source familiar with the matter told this Sunday, January 23, 2022.

He was reportedly admitted to hospital for routine medical checks, according to the ANSA news agency. Aged 85, Silvio Berlusconi announced on Saturday that he would renounce being a candidate for the presidency of the Republic, a position for which the vote begins on Monday in Parliament.

During 2021, the former head of the Italian government was hospitalized several times after contracting Covid-19 in 2020. Before that, in 2016, he had undergone major heart surgery. He also suffered from prostate cancer.

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