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Berlusconi resigns, and era ends

Parliament OK’s austerity plan; transition next

A choir and orchestra performed Handel’s “Hallelujah’’ chorus outside the presidential palace in Rome after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned. A choir and orchestra performed Handel’s “Hallelujah’’ chorus outside the presidential palace in Rome after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned. (Remo Casilli /REUTERS)
By Elisabetta Povoledo and Rachel Donadio
New York Times / November 13, 2011

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Marking the end of a tumultuous week and of an era in Italian politics, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned last evening after Parliament approved austerity measures sought by the European Union. The lower house passed the measures yesterday by a vote of 380-26, a day after they were approved by the Senate, trying to keep a step ahead of market pressures that sent borrowing rates on Italian bonds skyrocketing last week to levels that have required other eurozone countries to seek bailouts.

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