I read the BBC News article that Berlusconi sent letters to millions of homes in Italy promising that he would return the 0.4% tax increase for property levied by the previous government. This was the most unpopular policy from the previous government and Berlusconi is looking to capitalize on that. People now know that electing Berlusconi means that they will get their money back; effectively bribing people to vote for him without doing anything illegal. You got to give it to this guy!
Silvio Berlusconi – need I say more?