Berlusconi loses legal immunity

Another tough blow for Italian Prime Minister (Presidente del Consiglio) Silvio Berlusconi as the Constitutional Court (corte costituzionale) yesterday declared the Lodo Alfano law as being against the Italian Constitution (anti-costituzionale). The cancellation of the law which effectively gave Berlusconi, and three others, legal immunity means he will once more have to face prosecution on corruption charges, including the re-opening of the corruption case in which he was accused of giving British lawyer David Mills a bribe of $600,000 to lie in court about overseas slush funds for his television empire.
In a fiery reaction to the court ruling Mr Berlusconi accused the court as being biased towards the left-wing (di sinistra) and also reminded reporters of President (il presidente della Repubblica) Giorgio Napolitano’s left-wing background. The opposition and their supporters are considering it a victory for democracy and for the rights of the Italian people.
The Constitution of the Italian Republic (Costituzione della Repubblica italiana) was enacted by the Constituent assembly on 22 December 1947 and came into force on 1 January 1948.
further rereading on wikipedia: English or Italian

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