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Expert: Berlusconi not going anywhere

November 29th, 2013
01:59 PM ET

The Italian Senate voted Wednesday to expel former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament after his conviction for tax fraud. The vote was 192 to 113, with two abstentions.

Read: Italian Senate votes to expel Berlusconi

The vote follows Berlusconi's conviction on charges related to a vast tax fraud conspiracy at his Mediaset television empire.

The 77-year-old, who has dominated Italian politics for two decades, pulled his Forza Italia party out of Prime Minister Enrico Letta's ruling coalition Tuesday after seven months in government.

Becky Anderson speaks to former Chief Editor of The Economist Bill Emmott, who narrated and co-wrote a documentary about Italy's decline called 'Girlfriend in a Coma', about Silvio Berlusconi's prospects after being expelled from Italian parliament.

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