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Berlusconi pledges tax repeal

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has promised to abolish an unpopular local property tax if his party wins the 24-25 February elections.

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has promised to abolish an unpopular local property tax if his party wins elections later this month - and to refund 2012's payments in cash.

His centre-right electoral coalition has been trailing in opinion polls - but the gap is narrowing.

Mr Berlusconi stepped down from a third term as prime minister in 2011 in the middle of the eurozone debt crisis. He has said he will serve as economy minister if his party wins.

David Willey reports from Rome.

  • 04 Feb
  • From the section Europe