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Napolitano Says Berlusconi to Resign After Measures Are Passed

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is struggling to prevent Italy from succumbing to Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis. Photographer: Victor Sokolowicz/Bloomberg

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to resign after the parliament approves the country’s austerity plans.

Napolitano made his comments in an e-mailed statement after talks tonight with Berlusconi. The statement didn't say when the vote, which was tentatively slated for next week, will take place.

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