My father won’t quit: Berlusconi’s daughter

October 7th, 2011 - 3:05 am ICT by IANS  

Milan, Oct 7 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will never quit, declared his daughter Marina Berlusconi.

“My father absolutely doesn’t have to quit and will never quit,” she said in an interview with daily Corriere della Sera.

Critics have called for Berlusconi’s resignation saying as his legal woes are an embarrassment to the country and hamper efforts to pull it out of economic stagnation.

Moody’s rating service Tuesday cut Italy’s debt rating because of worries about its weak economy.

“He won’t quit for many reasons,” Berslusconi said of her father, “In times like this stability if very valuable and I don’t think there is any alternative to this government.”

“But most of all he won’t quit for the respect and love of democracy.”

Berlusconi and many of his supporters say the 75-year-old premier is the victim of persecution by left-wing prosecutors.

–IANS/AKI
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