Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
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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
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