Centre-right Senator says 25 lawmakers to break with Berlusconi

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Posted: Oct 02, 2013 5:00 AM
Centre-right Senator says 25 lawmakers to break with Berlusconi

ROME (Reuters) - Italian center-right Senator Roberto Formigoni said on Wednesday that a group of 25 Senators is going to break with Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party and form its own parliamentary group.

The new group will back Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government, while Berlusconi has so far called on his party to withdraw from the ruling coalition.

(Reporting by Roberto Landucci; writing by Steve Scherer.)