Silvio Berlusconi
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Italian crisis: Silvio Berlusconi vows to resign

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he intends to resign after key economic reforms have been approved.

His announcement follows a vote in parliament on the budget in which he appeared to lose his majority.

Both allies and opponents have been urging Mr Berlusconi to step down as Italy's debt crisis grows.

Gavin Hewitt reports.

  • 08 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe