Silvio Berlusconi has survived a vote of no confidence on him by the Italian parliament.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi won a critical confidence vote in parliament saving his career as the premier
The premier survived the no confidence vote narrowly something that has led to parliamentarians to clash.
Violence in Rome was reported upon the release of the results.
Berlusconi is among the richest men in Italy, he is controversial and quite colorful.
Yesterday, the premier told the lawmakers that it was suicidal to send him packing in such times, especially with the recession still biting deep in Europe.
Lawmakers who felt he was not fit for leadership due to his connections with the Sicilian Mafia and public profile, especially morally, pushed the Berlusconi vote of confidence.
His supporters and parts of the civil society welcomed Berlusconi win while the opposing side violently condemned his survival.
Violence was reported in the Italian capital as protesters went up in arms upon the vote of no confidence on the Italian Premier were announced.
Silvio Berlusconi is viewed as a politician and leader who is in touch with the people and the current affairs.