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Italy parliament vote opens way for Berlusconi resignation

ROME - The Italian parliament gave final approval to a package of economic reforms in a vote on Saturday which clears the way for the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and the formation of an emergency government.
Berlusconi, who failed to secure a majority in a crucial vote on Tuesday, promised to resign once parliament passed the law, demanded by European partners to restore market confidence in Italy's strained public finances.
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