Agence France-PresseNovember 26, 2013 10:18
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi will continue to have clout even if he is expelled from parliament as expected on Wednesday, but he is more at risk of being arrested, an expert on Italian politics told AFP.
"Berlusconi is still extremely powerful, although that power is declining," James Walston, a professor at the American University in Rome, said this week.
"He still has enormous resources, he still has his media, he still has lots of very diehard supporters inside and outside parliament."
But he added Berlusconi would be "liable for arrest".