<p>Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi</p>

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

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Enrico Letta survives confidence vote after Berlusconi backtracks

Berlusconi could lose his Senate seat after a conviction for tax fraud was upheld

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta’s coalition government survived a confidence vote Wednesday by a healthy margin, with 235 senators voting in favor to 70 against.