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Silvio Berlusconi survives confidence vote

2010-12-16

Queen’s University political studies professor Grant Amyot is available to talk about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi narrowly surviving a non-confidence motion today in Italian parliament that could have kicked him out of office.

“Berlusconi has won this battle but he hasn’t won the war. He still has the task of trying to put together a stable majority government but that’s not going to be easy. He has to win over Centre Union party, which will be hard due to his recent tabloid scandals involving young women and the three criminal trials he faces,” says Dr. Amyot, who specializes in Italian politics.

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