Berlusconi: Italy’s President Concerned Over Berlusconi Scandal

January 20, 2011 Updated: October 1, 2015

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he arrives in Rome's Villa Madama for a meeting with Slovenia's President Danilo Turk on January 18, 2011. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he arrives in Rome's Villa Madama for a meeting with Slovenia's President Danilo Turk on January 18, 2011. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday expressed concern over recent allegations against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, saying that the country is in turmoil.

The 74-year-old Berlusconi is under to pressure to resign following accusations of under-age prostitution, involving a 17-year old Moroccan dancer, according to the BBC.

Italian prosecutors are currently investigating the case and Berlusconi has been summoned for questioning later this week.

So far the prime minister has laughed off calls to resign and instead announced he would propose new laws that would stop elected officials from being prosecuted, according to Reuters.

Berlusconi’s popularity is extremely low; he narrowly survived two no confidence votes last year.

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