It was a humiliating defeat for the man who has dominated the Italian political landscape for decades. Silvio Berlusconi had vowed to bring down Enrico Letta's ruling coalition by withdrawing his party's support. But he had to back down at the last minute after it became clear that senators from his own party would allow a confidence vote to pass. So is "Il Cavaliere" finished? Christophe Robeet puts the question to Mario Mauro, the Italian Defence Minister.
Mario Mauro also reacts to this Thursday's shipwreck off Lampedusa, where scores of African migrants have died after their boat capsized.