Berlusconi says crisis would be 'destabilizing'
Berlusconi says stability necessary now in Italian government19 September, 19:43
"A crisis now would be destabilizing and stability is good," Berlusconi said as he opened the central Rome headquarters of his retooled political movement Forza Italia.
It will replace the current People of Freedom (PdL)party.
The statement was a tacit acknowledgement that PdL politicians will not carry through on their threats to try to bring down the fragile coalition government between the PdL and the centre-left Democratic Party.
They had threatened such a step if the PD votes as expected to have Berusconi ejected from the Senate over a tax fraud conviction.