Florence mayor heralds end of Berlusconi's party
'Binding conviction means PdL finished' says Renzi11 September, 19:19
Berlusconi says it's unjust, others think its sacrosanct. But in any country where a political leader is convicted, that party is finished. Game over," said Renzi on Italian TV talk show Porta a Porta. A Senate panel will reconvene talks Thursday to decide whether to proceed deliberations over barring Berlusconi from political office, which would strip him of his seat in the upper house. Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PdL) party has vowed to pull its support from the coalition government if it does so, possibly leading to snap elections. Renzi, a charismatic 38-year-old, is seen as a likely frontrunner if elections are necessary.