Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been expelled from parliament
by the Senate because of his tax fraud conviction, and could face
arrest over other cases now that his immunity has been lifted.
Berlusconi said that today is a “day of mourning” for
The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his
conviction for tax fraud.
Berlusconi, who has dominated politics for 20 years, could now
face arrest over other criminal cases as he has lost his immunity
He told supporters in Rome it was a “day of mourning” for
Ahead of the vote, he vowed to remain in politics to lead his
Forza Italia in a “fight for the good of Italy”.
Berlusconi told supporters gathered outside his Rome residence
that “no political leader has suffered a persecution such as I have
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