Silvio Berlusconi in the lower house of Italian parliament
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Italy crisis: Lower house approves austerity law

Italian MPs have approved a package of tough austerity measures to tackle the country's growing debt crisis, as demanded by the EU.

The results paves the way for Silvio Berlusconi to resign as prime minister, and for a new government to be formed.

Christian Fraser reports from Rome.

  • 12 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe
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