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Last hours of Berlusconi as prime minister

Italian Lower Chamber of Parliament adopted a plan for economic reform and thus pave the way for the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Financial Stability Act already passed by the Senate, and Berlusconi, who failed to secure a majority in a key vote last week promised to step down from power after it is approved by parliament.

The law includes a package of austerity measures, which urged the EU and aimed to restore market confidence in public finances in Italy.

Members of the lower chamber today supported the law with 380 votes “for”, reports BBC.

Berlusconi is expected to hand his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano later today. This night he convened last cabinet meeting before his expected resignation.

Meanwhile, crowds gathered in front of the Italian Parliament, shouting “Resign” and “Bye Berlusconi”.

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