The World from Berlin 'Berlusconi Is a Joke, Behind Him Is a Void'

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's promise to resign has failed to calm financial markets, with Italy's borrowing costs hitting a record 7 percent on Wednesday. Still, German commentators are glad to see the back of Il Cavaliere.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may soon be history.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may soon be history.

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-- SPIEGEL Staff