Skip to comments.Silvio Berlusconi 'makes secret pact to step down' (Italy)
Posted on 10/26/2011 7:10:10 AM PDT by dynachrome
Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly drawn up a "secret pact" under which he will resign in December or January, paving the way for Italy to elect a new government in March.
"Don't make a fool of me in Brussels, and I promise that we'll go to elections in March," Mr Berlusconi told the Northern League leader, according to La Repubblica.
Mr Berlusconi's government has been in a state of almost permanent crisis since it was re-elected in 2008, with the 74-year-old prime minister assailed by sex scandals, corruption allegations and deep rifts in his shaky coalition.
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He must have discovered his own Fountain of Yute in sunny Italy.
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