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Will Marina Berlusconi Carry On The Dynasty?

The eldest daughter of the disgraced prime minister controls the family businesses with an iron fist. The question is whether she'll decide to bring the same passion to politics.

Family comes first
Family comes first
Maria Corbi

TURIN — She would do anything for her father. In fact, she already has. But Marina Berlusconi really wants to avoid going into politics. She has said it would be a huge sacrifice, above all because of her love for her three children: Gabriele, Silvio and the business. The business is Fininvest, a financial holding company controlled by the Berlusconi family where Marina serves as president.

She is also the one who puts her children to bed at night. Cinderella, Peter Pan and the birth of the family empire are their bedtime stories. Marina Berlusconi's zodiac sign is Leo, represented by fire, and the 46-year-old has a temperament to match. She has always supported her father, no questions asked. And right now, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Berlusconi’s tax fraud conviction, the future of the man — and his party — may be in her hands.

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