Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi
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BBC News coverage as Berlusconi fights for political life

The cost of Italian borrowing has risen to record levels, as the Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, faces a crucial vote on the country's finances.

There is a growing mutiny in his own party, amid fears that the country could become the latest victim of the eurozone debt crisis.

  • 08 Nov 2011