Senate panel to vote on Berlusconi's seat in late Sep
Ex-premier will topple govt if PD votes against him04 September, 15:43
"Under normal conditions....it will be possible to think that by the end of September," a proposal will be drafted, said Stefano, president of the elections and immunity committee in the Senate, which convenes Monday to discuss the ban attached to the three-time premier and media magnate's August 1 conviction for dodging taxes on film rights at his Mediaset empire. Berlusconi and his People of Freedom (PdL) party have said they will pull the plug on the government if their uneasy government partners in the Democratic Party (PD) vote to recommend a ratification of the ban.
The PdL and PD, long-time foes, were forced into an unnatural alliance on an emergency reform platform in April, two months after February's inconclusive general election.