Senate panel to vote on Berlusconi ban Wednesday night
PdL says will topple govt if PD sticks to ejection stance12 September, 15:32
Dario Stéfano said the voting would start at 20:30 on Wednesday.
Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PdL) party says it will scupper its government alliance with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) if the PD panel members vote to recommend enforcing the ban.
A Senate floor vote is needed to ratify the ban but the PdL says it won't come to that unless the PD changes its mind regarding the panel vote, claiming the relevant anti-corruption law is against the Italian Constitution.