Silvio Berlusconi wins passage of legal bill
Italy's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that would cut the length of some trials and could end a bribery case against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The measure passed by 314 to 296, amid boos and shouts from opposition politicians.
They said the law was a "disgrace" and tailor-made for Mr Berlusconi.
Meanwhile, the Italian leader has indicated that he will not stand for re-election in 2013.
Russell Trott reports.
14 Apr 2011
- From the section Europe