The Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi will be a candidate in the elections of next year for the European Parliament, so has president Tajani Saturday in an interview said.
Berlusconi (81) if, until recently, no public office because of a conviction for tax fraud. In may, the ban was lifted by the court.
“I have asked him to come in the European elections. I think the list would have to withdraw, ” said Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, to the newspaper La Stampa. Asked for the answer of Berlusconi said Tajani: “I think he is planning on coming. I think he was taken (with the request)’.
Berlusconi was already a candidate on the European list, in the elections of 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009. He sat two years, from 1999 to 2001. All other times he stood by his seat on a partijgenoot.
Tajani was Thursday to vice-chairman of the Forza Italia appointed, the centre-right party of Berlusconi. According to La Stampa, he was commissioned to the slabakkende party to breathe new life into.