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 Berlusconi claims  his expulsion would represent “a mortal wound for Italian democracy”. Photograph: EPA/Luigi Mistrulli

Today is “D Day” in the Italian Senate for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The “D” stands for “decadenza” or the expulsion of the centre righ(...)

Berlusconi’s gambit
  • Europe
  • October 1, 2013, 01:00

Just five months after taking office amid Italy’s worst economic crisis in decades, prime minister Enrico Letta must tomorrow seek a vote of confidenc(...)

 TV  image of former Italian premiere Silvio Berlusconi making a 16-minute pre-recorded speech broadcast yesterday on major Italian TV newtworks. Photograph: AP Photo/Mediasat TV

Two hours before a parliamentary committee was due to consider his possible expulsion from the Italian senate, centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi l(...)

 Former Italian prime minister  Silvio Berlusconi attends  the senate in Rome last month.  He said  this week  the ruling had confirmed his belief that a part of judiciary was out of control, claiming  he was the victim of a political witchhunt by left-wing magistrates. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP

In the wake of the tsunami that hit Italian politics on Thursday night, when former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was adjudged guilty of tax evasio(...)

A file image of  Silvio Berlusconi who has a month to  opt for either social services or house arrest.  Photograph: Reuters

Italy is bracing itself for the fallout from yesterday’s controversial court ruling in which centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi received a four-yea(...)

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi reacts during a vote session at the Senate in Rome on July 19th, 2013. Berlusconi is unlikely to have to serve any time in jail because of his age. Photograph: Reuters/Remo Casilli

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has broadcast a video message on Italian television after a ruling by Italy’s supreme court upholding a tax f(...)

A man displays a poster depicting former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi as he protests in front of Italy’s supreme court building in Rome yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Italy’s supreme court last night confirmed a four-year suspended prison sentence for former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi – commuted prev(...)

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