Faces of Silvio Berlusconi

This combination of 18 file pictures shows Italy's former leader Silvio Berlusconi gesturing in Rome. A final judgment against former leader Silvio Berlusconi raised political tensions in Italy on August 2, 2013 but left a fragile coalition in place for now amid a muted reaction on the financial markets. "Government in danger," said Il Messaggero daily, while Il Fatto Quotidiano said the uneasy alliance between Berlusconi's centre-right and Prime Minister Enrico Letta's centre-left was "a dead man walking".

( STAFF / AFP/Getty Images / August 1, 2013 )

This combination of 18 file pictures shows Italy's former leader Silvio Berlusconi gesturing in Rome. A final judgment against former leader Silvio Berlusconi raised political tensions in Italy on August 2, 2013 but left a fragile coalition in place for now amid a muted reaction on the financial markets. "Government in danger," said Il Messaggero daily, while Il Fatto Quotidiano said the uneasy alliance between Berlusconi's centre-right and Prime Minister Enrico Letta's centre-left was "a dead man walking".

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