People of Freedom party member Silvio Berlusconi coughs as he makes an address on stage in Brescia, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Coupled with a likely ouster from parliament after a criminal ... more 
People of Freedom party member Silvio Berlusconi coughs as he makes an address on stage in Brescia, in this May 11, 2013 file photo. Coupled with a likely ouster from parliament after a criminal conviction, a mutiny among Berlusconi's most senior lieutenants that thwarted his attempt to topple the government has left the 77-year-old facing the most serious challenge to his authority in 20 years and is pushing Italy's most dominant post-war leader into the sunset of his career, friends and colleagues say. To match Insight ITALY-BERLUSCONI/ REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo/Files (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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