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#People of Freedom

# people-of-freedom - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi

Members of his party are considering splitting from the former premier after he urged his ministers to pull out of the Government at the weekend.

# people-of-freedom - Monday 30 September, 2013

Italian PM calls confidence vote after Berlusconi pulls his ministers out of government

The crisis was sparked when scandal-hit Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom (PDL) party pulled its ministers out of the barely five-month-old coalition government.

# people-of-freedom - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Political crisis in Italy as Berlusconi's ministers resign

The five ministers stepped down yesterday after what’s been called a ‘crazy act’ of encouragement from the former leader.

# people-of-freedom - Friday 26 April, 2013

Berlusconi wants new government to 'confront' EU's austerity agenda

The 76-year-old former premier is set to join a new grand coalition – and says he’s hoping to be made the Minister for Finance.

# people-of-freedom - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Monti to step down as Berlusconi announces fresh run

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he is stepping down just hours after Silvio Berlusconi announced he would run again for head of government.

# people-of-freedom - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Berlusconi announces fresh run for prime minister

This will be the the politician’s sixth bid to become prime minister, a post he has held three times already.

# people-of-freedom - Friday 26 October, 2012

Update: Berlusconi’s jail term cut to one year thanks to amnesty law

The former Italian premier – who only this week ruled out seeking another term – is convicted of a tax fraud scheme.

# people-of-freedom - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Berlusconi, 76, to finally step down at next election

The former prime minister says he won’t be looking to take back power next spring, and will retire from his party.