Centre-left promises conflict-of-interest law if elected
Ex-premier Berlusconi criticised for media empire08 February, 16:46
The Democratic Party (PD) secretary, who is currently leading polls just two weeks ahead of parliamentary elections on February 24 and 25, made the statement during a conference on press freedom in Rome.
Over the years the lion's share of criticism for conflict of interest has gone to ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi, owner of a massive media empire.
However, he has not been the only politician to allegedly benefit from the lack of legislation on the matter and successive governments on both sides of the political divide have consistently failed to tackle it.
Berlusconi is now leading the election campaign for the centre-right coalition led by his People of Freedom (PdL) party.
His campaigning has included many appearances on his own Mediaset television network.