03 Feb '11, 9pm

Beleaguered Berlusconi faces test of power

Beleaguered Berlusconi faces test of power

ROME : Silvio Berlusconi's government failed to win backing for a key law on Thursday, as the beleaguered Italian prime minister braced for a vote in parliament on a prostitution inquiry against him. The hotly-debated federalism law, which would grant greater tax raising powers to Italian cities, did not manage to pass a crucial committee vote. The Northern League party, the law's proponent and Berlusconi's main ally, had said that it would press for early elections if the law was voted down. But some of the law's supporters say it could still be pushed through. The failure came as the full lower house prepared to vote at 1800 GMT on a request from Milan prosecutors for permission to raid various offices linked to Berlusconi as part of their inquiry into his alleged dealings with prostitutes. According to the Repubblica daily, the request is likely to be rejected by 316 me...

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