Italian lawmakers propose expulsion of Berlusconi
AFPROME -- An Italian Senate committee on Friday proposed Silvio Berlusconi be expelled from parliament following his criminal conviction, dealing a further humiliating blow to the embattled billionaire tycoon.
October 5, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
The senators, most of them leftist opponents of the three-time former premier, voted in favour of the motion which now has to go to the full Senate for final approval expected later this month.
After hours of talks, the head of the committee, Dario Stefano, said it had “decided by a majority to propose to the Senate assembly to debate invalidating the election of senator Berlusconi.”