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Berlusconi Removed from Senate
On Nov. 28, 2013, long-term Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi was stripped of his Senate seat in the face of a plague of legal troubles.
On Dec. 10, 2013, Italy's center-left Democratic party gained a new, charismatic, reformist leader in Matteo Renzi, whom watchers say might provide a challenge to Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government. Renzi's power group includes seven women and five men with an average age of 35. Renzi's center-left Democrats backed the Prime Minister and his Democrats in a Senate confidence vote on Dec. 11, which Prime Minister Letta won 173 to 127 after promising broad-ranging and long-overdue reforms.