Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's prime minister, has rejected reports that he is on the brink of resigning from office on the eve of a crucial vote that could anyway bring down his government and effectively end the media tycoon's turbulent political career.Hah! Much those journalists knew. I reckon we can say a domani. In the meantime (I keep saying that, but the whole crisis has been a long sequence of "in the meantimes") here is a reasonably good analysis of the Italian situation in the Economist.
In a comment posted on his Facebook page on Monday, Berlusconi said rumours reported in the Italian media that he was close to quitting were "baseless".
Two journalists close to Berlusconi earlier said they believed he would resign within hours, with his centre-right coalition on the brink of collapse ahead of a crucial public finance vote on Tuesday.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Berlusconi, too, is hanging on
As Al-Jazeera says,