Berlusconi desires to return to Italy’s parliament after 10 years
- August 11, 2022
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“I believe that in the end I will run as a candidate for the Senate, so that all the people who asked me to be happy,” said the billionaire.
Ten years after being expelled from the Italian Parliament for tax evasion, the former prime minister and tycoon Silvio Berlusconiprotagonist of numerous scandals, assured this Wednesday (10) that he wants to return to Senate in the September 25 legislative elections.
“I believe that in the end I will present myself as a candidate for the Senate, so that all the people who asked me to be happy,” said the 85-year-old billionaire on a public channel program. RAI.
After supporting the fall of the Prime Minister’s government last month Mario Draghi, Berlusconileader of the center-right party’Forza Italia‘, which has almost 8% of voting intentions, is ready to return to power, as the right-wing coalition, which it integrates, is the big favorite in all polls.
Berlusconi also dismissed reports that it is concerned about the possibility of Giorgia Melonileader of the extreme right with the party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) whose motto is “God, Fatherland and Family”, to become prime minister of the third largest economy in the euro zone.
The tycoon confirmed the agreement reached by the parties in his right-wing coalition which stipulates that the formation that obtains the most votes will choose the prime minister.
“If giorgiaI am sure that she will be able to carry out this difficult task,” he said.
The politician considers that “every vote in favor of the Forza Italia will strengthen the moderate and centrist profile of the coalition”, explained Berlusconi in an interview published by the newspaper Il Giornale.
Public career and expulsion
Berlusconi, who was prime minister of Italy on three occasions between 1990 and 2000, dominated public life for a long time after founding a vast media empire.
O Senate expelled him in November 2013 after he was sentenced to four years in prison for tax evasion.
THE Justice banned him from participating in all legislative elections for six years and was elected European Parliament in 2019.
highly figure controversial In Italian political life, he was involved in numerous trials that marked his long career, including one in which he was accused of paying his party guests to lie about their orgies to the rhythm of “bunga-bunga”organized when he was prime minister.
In recent years, he has suffered a series of health problems, some related to consequences of covid-19.