"I am, and not only in my own opinion, the best Prime Minister who could be found today. I believe there is no one in history to whom I should feel inferior. Quite the opposite."
In October 2009, the constitutional court overturned a ruling that allowed Berlusconi to have immunity from prosecution while in office. The verdict reopened two corruption cases, and in a press conference, Berlusconi declared himself the most "legally persecuted man of all times, in the whole history of mankind, worldwide."