Italian MP Michaela Biancofiore (L) squeezes Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi"s chin at the Parliament in Rome, 3 August 2011
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Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Italian PM

12 November 2011 Last updated at 21:53 GMT

Silvio Berlusconi has resigned as Italian prime minister.

Mr Berlusconi is Italy's longest-serving post-WWII prime minister, having dominated political life in the country for 17 years - but his career has been marred by scandals in recent years.

James Robbins reports.