Italy

More Political Uncertainty in Italy After Berlusconi Supporters Threaten To Walk Out of Parliament

Say they will resign if a special Senate committee votes to boot Berlusconi because of criminal conviction

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(Reuters)—Italian President Giorgio Napolitano canceled his attendance at a conference on Thursday because of what he called disturbing political developments after center-right supporters of Silvio Berlusconi threatened to walk out of parliament.

Italy has lurched closer to a crisis since Berlusconi, a partner in Prime Minister Enrico Letta's coalition government, was sentenced last month to four years in prison, commuted to a year under house arrest or in community service, for tax fraud.