With regional elections coming up in Italy next weekend, Silvio Berlusconi has taken to Instagram in a bid to boost his party's chances.

The former prime minister, who returned to politics in March following his acquittal in the infamous "bunga bunga" case, has been hashtagging #ForzaItalia - the name of his party - with zeal.

Since setting up the account last week, Berlusconi (or more likely one of his unfortunate aides) has posted 79 photos and accrued more than 22k followers.

Here are some of the high/lowlights so far:

These seemingly giant Ferrero Rocher

His quiet night in with a bottle of Chianti and the Eurovision song contest

"Please don't touch the art work"

The effects of all the flashbulbs on his face

This probably terrified baby

This almost certainly terrified dog

This slipped disc waiting to happen

Political penne

The abandonment of #nofilter

The smile on Silvio's face in this picture with his 29-year-old girlfriend

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