A TOPLESS protester startled former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi by jumping on a table in front of him as he arrived to cast his election vote.
The young activist confronted the 81-year-old with the message ‘Berlusconi, your time has run out’ scrawled across her breasts and the word ‘Femen’ on her back.
Mr Berlusconi walked away as the woman — still shouting slogans — was carried off by officials at the Milan voting station.
‘She passed so quickly I didn’t get a chance to see her,’ quipped the media tycoon, who has a history of being caught up in sex scandals. He had spent the eve of the election in Naples with partner Francesca Pascale, 32.
Femen — known for stunts highlighting women’s rights — previously squared up to Mr Berlusconi in 2013. As Italians queued to vote yesterday, the veteran’s centre-right alliance was tipped to win most seats — but a hung parliament is seen as the most likely outcome.