Berlusconi set to resign after Italy parliament vote
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was expected to step down later Saturday, following the approval by parliament's lower house of European Union-mandated austerity measures.
Earlier this week Berlusconi promised to resign once the bicameral parliament - the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies - approves the measures, DPA reported.
The Chamber of Deputies was scheduled to vote on the measures after 1 pm (1200 GMT).
The measures - which include tax breaks to stimulate growth, the sale of state assets, raising the pension age to 67 by 2026, and greater labour market flexibility - were approved by the Senate on Friday.