Letta says law must be upheld in Berlusconi fraud conviction
'Separation between politics, judiciary necessary'30 August, 19:15
Berlusconi has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights and Italy's Constitutional Court. The three-time premier dismissed the explanation of the sentence, issued earlier Thursday, as a "collage" of previous sentences from magistrates he has always seen as left-wing.
His party has threatened to pull its support from Letta's fragile executive and force snap elections if he loses his Senate seat.