Italian politician and three-time former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi might have been was expelled from parliament on Wednesday but analysts told CNBC that his absence won’t make life easier for the Italian government.
The Senate voted 194 votes to 112 to expel Berlusconi amid dramatic scenes in the upper house Wednesday: Berlusconi’s loyal core of female senators were dressed in mourning black while a fight broke out between two male senators.
Speaking to supporters of his Forza Italia party gathered outside his residence in Rome, Berlusconi said in typically dramatic fashion following the vote: “We are here on a bitter day, a day of mourning for democracy… “They [his Democratic Party opponents] are celebrating now as they send me, their enemy in front of an execution squad. . . This is a conviction that cries out for revenge before God and man.”
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