Berlusconi step closer to political exile

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An Italian Senate committee has approved a motion to expel Silvio Berlusconi from parliament after his criminal conviction for tax fraud, a move that will now have to be formally approved by the full chamber. The vote could end the former prime minister's long political career, which spans two decades and several comebacks. Al Jazeera's Phil Lavelle reports from Rome.