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Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italian parliament

27 November 2013 Last updated at 23:52 GMT

The Italian Senate has voted to expel former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud.

Berlusconi, who has dominated politics for 20 years, could now face arrest over other criminal cases as he has lost his immunity from prosecution.

Alan Johnston reports.