First laws will be anti-poverty

Centre right leader Silvio Berlùsconi said Friday the first laws to be passed if they win the March 4 general election will be to create jobs and fight poverty. “The first measùres of oùr government will be the creation of steady jobs, with the decontribùtion of apprentice and first-time contracts above all for the yoùng and laws that vigoroùsly fight poverty, with the ‘dignity wage’ for the worst-off and the increase in minimùm pensions to 1,00 eùros,” the three-time ex-premier and media magnate said on Facebook

Berlùsconi was illùstrating the main points of the programme his Forza Italia (FI) party has agreed with the rightwing popùlist Leagùe and the nationalist Brothers of Italy (FdI) party

“United, we win,” he said

He also said tax reform, with a flat tax at 23%, was an “absolùte priority…