The three young women had scrawled the slogan “Basta Berlusconi” (enough with Berlusconi) on their backs as they burst through a cordon of waiting police, journalists and other voters.

The feminists broke through a line of journalists outside the polling station and jumped over some tables toward Berlusconi but did not reach him.

Police quicky detained the women, but struggled to put coats and hand cuffs on them as they shrieked and writhed about in the snow.

Suffice to say it was a very chaotic scene, but if Silvio himself is to be believed it’s not the first time he’s had a group of naked women throwing themselves at him.

The scandal ridden former prime minister’s centre right party is expected to finish second behind the centre left, if the current Italian polls are to be believed.