Oppositie Italië wil niet meer naar Berlusconi luisteren

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi delivers his speech in the Lower Chamber, in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Berlusconi appealed to lawmakers to support his government in a confidence vote, saying that his government is the only "credible alternative." Berlusconi defended his government in a 15-minute address Thursday, a day before a vote of confidence that will test if the premier retains a majority in Parliament. The crisis was provoked when lawmakers this week blocked routine legislation, raising calls from the opposition for his immediate resignation. At right are the empty seats after the oppositions decided not to attend the session. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) AP