Letta not planning alternative majority says Alfano
'He has said that several times' says Berlusconi No.206 September, 13:18
"I feel I can rule out that Letta is working on plans or solutions alternative to this majority, and he has said that several times," said Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Alfano. The PD has said it will vote three-time Berlusconi out in accordance with a ban ensuing from his August 1 conviction for tax fraud and the PdL says that would be the end of the unprecedented left-right emergency reform alliance between the old foes.
The Italian media are speculating the centre-left PD might be able to put together a new majority with parts of comedian Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and some conservatives fed up with Berlusconi's litany of legal woes, which also include a conviction for sex with an underage prostitute and OKing the publication of an illegally obtained wiretap against a previous centre-left leader.
Berlusconi has appealed to Italy's Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights against the ban from the tax-fraud conviction, which he blames like his many other cases on persecution by magistrates he says are left-wing.