Cross-party group voted in favour of barring him from upper chamber
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Wednesday 15 December 2010
What sort of grip does the old man hold over his country? The outside world wrote Silvio Berlusconi off years ago, The Economist leading the charge with its "Unfit to govern" cover, the US embassy in Rome (we now know thanks to WikiLeaks) following up with its verdict of "feckless, vain and ineffective". But yesterday, the 74-year-old billionaire was basking in another improbable parliamentary victory.
Monday 13 December 2010
Monday 22 November 2010
One of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's best-known ministers said she will resign after confidence votes next month that could trigger elections.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
The rebel group that has challenged Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pulled out of his struggling centre-right government yesterday, heightening prospects of early elections in the coming months.
Monday 08 November 2010
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is facing calls from his most bitter political rival to resign for the good of Italy and start negotiations to form a new centre-right government.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's Prime Minister, won a confidence vote last night, emerging strengthened from a test of his authority after a breakaway right-wing group backed his call for national unity.
Monday 23 August 2010
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's main coalition ally said early elections were the only way out of Italy's political crisis, as the premier and his estranged partners kept up an acrimonious war of words.
Thursday 05 August 2010
Premier Silvio Berlusconi yesterday survived his first test in parliament since the break-up with a powerful ally, a victory that leaves his conservative government safely in place at least until after the summer.
Friday 23 April 2010
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and his main coalition partner fell into a public shouting match on yesterday, inflaming simmering tensions that threaten the stability of Italy's conservative government.
Saturday 06 March 2010
The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called an emergency cabinet meeting yesterday to try to solve the chaos threatening his coalition's chances of success in regional elections this month.
Wednesday 20 January 2010
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