|Italy Is Getting Slammed As Berlusconi Threatens To 'Pull The Plug'|
|Business Insider, Joe Weisenthal, 04/09/2013 (traduire en Français )|
Since having elections earlier this year, the Italian government has been in a state of fragile stability.
Essentially, there's a broad coalition that could easily collapse if any faction withdraws support.
And Silvio Berlusconi's sizable faction is threatening to do just that.
According to reports, via Pressurop, Berlusconi threatened to "pull the plug" on the government if the ruling party expels Berlusconi from parliament over his criminal convictions.
Anyway, Italy is tanking today on the news, with the FTSE MIB index down nearly 2%.
|Berlusconi Has Privately Recorded A Mysterious Video In Preparation For The Destruction Of The Italian Government|
|Business Insider, Adam Taylor, 05/09/2013 (traduire en Français )|
Following a court decision that found him — finally — guilty of a crime, sentenced to jail time, and banned from political office, Silvio Berlusconi has a stunning response: his allies may pull out of Italy's coalition government unless he receives a pardon or some other kind of clemency.
According to Reuters, Daniela Santanche, a key ally called the "the pythoness" due to her support for the billionaire former Prime Minister, announced today that Berlusconi has prerecorded a video that he plans to release when the government collapses.
"It's ready, Berlusconi will decide when to broadcast it and I think it is absolutely imminent," Santanche said. "Personally, I don't think we can remain sitting next to people who want to be the butchers of Berlusconi."