12 Nov '11, 1pm

Crowds in Italy cheer as Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi quits power in euro zone crisis

Crowds in Italy cheer as Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi quits power in euro zone crisis

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi quit power on Saturday to cheering from a crowd of thousands in Rome after a wave of market panic that shook the euro zone and brought his long rule to an end. -- PHOTO: AFP ROME (AFP) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi quit power on Saturday to cheering from a crowd of thousands in Rome after a wave of market panic that shook the euro zone and brought his long rule to an end. Mr Berlusconi submitted his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano, triggering an explosion of joy in the Italian capital with people uncorking bottles of champagne, dancing in the streets and honking car horns. 'I am deeply embittered,' the 75-year-old Berlusconi, who has been in power for 10 of the past 17 years, told reporters after he was greeted following his last cabinet meeting with shouts of 'Buffoon!' and 'Go Home!' 'Ciao! And above all d...

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