• Sat, Sep 28 2013
Former Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi (L) stands inside the new headquarters of his re-launched original political party, Forza Italia (Go Italy), in downtown Rome September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

By Catherine Hornby and Antonella Cinelli

ROME | Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:22pm BST

(Reuters) – Italian centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi pulled his ministers out of the cabinet on Saturday, effectively bringing down the government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta and leaving the euro-zone’s third-largest economy in chaos.

Talks will now start to find a parliamentary majority to back a new cabinet and avoid going back to an election just seven months after the last one.

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