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Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta calls confidence vote

30 September 2013 Last updated at 16:39 BST

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will call a vote of confidence in parliament on Wednesday in an attempt to avoid fresh elections, following the collapse of his governing coalition.

Relations between Mr Letta's centre-left grouping and ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's party have reached rock bottom.

Emily Thomas reports.