Dec. 29 - Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi steps out with new fiancee Francesca Pascale to board train at start of election campaign. Rough cut - no reporter narration.
As election campaigning gets underway in earnest in Italy, former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, along with his new fiancee, joined ordinary Italians on Saturday morning at Rome's Termini station to catch a train to Milan. The trip comes a day after outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said he would lead a centrist alliance in the election in February. A report by the daily Corriere della Sera says that Berlusconi has agreed to pay his estranged wife Veronica Lario 100,000 euros ($132,200) a day as part of a divorce settlement. The divorce was finalised after three years of negotiation and filed with a court in Milan around Christmas.