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    Economy brings down Berlusconi

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, has told the country's president that he will resign after the new budget law currently making its way through parliament is approved.

    Though Berlusconi's controversial political career was fraught with allegations of fraud and accusations he paid for sex with an underage teenager, it was his handling of the economy that has ended his 17-year political career.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Rome.