Photo Gallery The Scandals of Silvio

Under pressure to resign, Silvio Berlusconi lost the support of his primary political ally Umberto Bossi on Tuesday. Later in the evening, the Italian prime minister offered his conditional resignation. SPIEGEL ONLINE takes a look at Berlusconi's career.
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