Agence France-PresseNovember 23, 2013 16:46
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi accused the left on Saturday of attempting a coup d'etat, as he prepares for a Senate vote this week which will likely see him ousted following his conviction for tax fraud.
"Wednesday the Senate will vote to do away with the head of the centre-right, after 20 years of failed attempts. This move is called a coup d'etat," he told the youth branch of his Forza Italia ("Go Italy") party.
"The left should know I am not afraid, I have nothing to ask forgiveness for. I am completely innocent and am the emblem of my people," he added.