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Italy government wins confidence vote, Berlusconi party abstains


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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during a media conference at the Chigi palace in Rome December 6, 2012. The People of Freedom (PDL) party of Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday that its walkout from a parliamentary confidence vote was a signal of its disapproval of Italy's economic policies and not an attempt to bring down the government of Monti. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini