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Italy’s voters don’t believe Berlusconi on tax

  • by BARRY MOODY
 

MOST Italians do not believe ­Silvio’s Berlusconi’s promises to cut taxes if re-elected.

MOST Italians do not believe ­Silvio’s Berlusconi’s promises to cut taxes if re-elected.

Two new polls also indicate a rally in support for centre-left candidates ahead of this month’s election.

One poll on Monday found 51 per cent of Italians did not believe Mr Berlusconi’s weekend pledge to abolish a property tax and pay it back.

Undermined by a sex scandal, Mr Berlusconi, 76, was hounded out of office and replaced by technocrat Mario Monti in November 2011, as Italy slid towards a sovereign debt crisis.

The billionaire media tycoon spent most of last year in the shadows but has mounted a comeback since December to halve the gap with the centre-left to around five points.

Another poll on Monday, showed he was the least credible on taxes among all the party leaders fighting the 24-25 February election.

 
 
 

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