Berlusconi ministerial resignations spark Italy crisis

Sunday, 29 September 2013 - 8:26


The party of Italys former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says all five of its ministers are resigning from the shaky coalition government.

The development follows weeks of worsening relations between his party and Prime Minister Enrico Lettas centre-left grouping.

Berlusconi had already threatened to withdraw his ministers if he is expelled from the Senate for tax fraud.