Victory to Prodi (confirmed)
From the BBC:
Italy’s supreme court has ruled Romano Prodi the country’s election winner, after the result was challenged by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Mr Berlusconi made no comment after the ruling, but his aides said he was still refusing to concede.
The court confirmed a narrow win for centre-left opposition leader Mr Prodi, nine days after polls closed, after reviewing disputed ballots.
Give it up, Silvio. Persistence in the face of undeniable fact is not a virtue, it’s just pathetic. I mean, it’s not like you won the popular vote. Or like a partisan court handed your opponent an illegitimate victory. No, it’s not like that at all.