Berlusconi, who has been on the agenda with his polemics and statements with his political opponents throughout his life, is at the center of the discussions this time due to the declaration of mourning after his death.
The declaration of national mourning for the first time for a former prime minister who lost his life in the country drew the reaction of some politicians.
Rosy Bindi, a former chair of the Democratic Party (PD), one of Berlusconi’s political rivals for a time, said: “As a believer, I wish him to rest in peace, but he is not alone, but he is responsible for many problems that the country is facing today. It is right to have a state ceremony, but like him, he “It is not an appropriate choice to declare national mourning for a divisive person,” he said.
PD Senator Andrea Crisanti said that he can understand the sadness at the death of Silvio Berlusconi, but is against such practices as state ceremonies and national mourning for the former Prime Minister.
Maurizio Gasparri, one of the ruling parties, reacted by stating that he could not give a full answer to these words due to the pain of losing their leader, but that these were words that offended the memory of a real statesman.
Condolence visits continue to Berlusconi’s home
The family of the famous leader continues to accept the condolences of the state officials and close friends at the villa in Arcore.
Senate President Ignazio La Russa, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Matteo Salvini also paid a condolence visit in the evening.
It was seen that many people who came around the villa left flowers, scarves, jerseys and placards containing expressions of love for Berlusconi.
On the other hand, preparations for the funeral ceremony for Berlusconi continue at the Duomo Cathedral in Milan, where the state ceremony will take place, and in the square in front of it. While giant screens are installed in the Duomo square, thousands of people are expected to follow the funeral from here.
Berlusconi, who died at the age of 86 yesterday at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, where he has been treated since 9 June with a diagnosis of chronic leukemia, will be sent off on his last journey with a funeral tomorrow.