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Italian views: Time for Berlusconi to go?

Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi's future is hanging in the balance as he faces a crucial vote on the budget, amid fears that Italy could be the next victim of the eurozone debt crisis.

Several MPs from Mr Berlusconi's party have defected over recent days, but he denies suggestions that he plans to resign.

His approval rating has recently hit a record low of 22%, and frustrations are evident among some on the streets of the capital, Rome.

  • 08 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe
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