Berlusconi speaks to voters in German for ad campaign
Ex-premier reaches out to electorate in South Tyrol05 February, 15:25
Michaela Biancofiore, a deputy from Berlusconi's PdL party, said that the ads aim to show voters in South Tyrol-Alto Adige that the center-right coalition is interested in "growth and development in their region, and especially the cancellation of IMU (housing tax)".
In commercials aired in German and Ladino, a language derived from medieval Castilian Spanish, Berlusconi explains that the problem in South Tyrol-Alto Adige is "not the language spoken, but the choices made".
In South Tyrol, the majority language is German, but both German and Italian have co-official status.