Beppe Severgnini, author of Mamma Mia!: Berlusconi Explained for Posterity and Friends Abroad, and columnist for Corriere della Sera, Italy's largest daily paper, talks about Italy's politics and place in the European debt crisis.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced two votes of confidence today in his country's government. The Italian parliament in Rome conducted a vote of confidence on Berlusconi in the lower house last, and if the votes didn't come down in his favor, he could have been forced to resign as Prime Minister. Berlusconi has escaped such situations before, however, and squeaked this morning by three votes. But what does it mean for his political future?