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Italy crisis: Berlusconi U-turn on confidence vote

2 October 2013 Last updated at 14:10 BST

Italy's ex-Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has performed a U-turn and says he will now support the government in a confidence vote.

Berlusconi addressed the Senate in Rome, stating: "We have decided, not without internal travail, to express a vote of confidence in this government."