Measure would stop Berlusconi from funding PdL
Italian left party adds amendment to political funding decree11 September, 19:03
If passed, the norm would prevent Berlusconi, who received a definitive conviction for tax fraud in August, from giving money to his center-right People of Freedom (PdL) party or any other political organization or candidate list.
SEL, led by Puglia Governor Nichi Vendola, is a political ally of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). Italy's left-right coalition government led by the PD's Enrico Letta is already deeply strained by political differences over what the conviction means for Berlusconi's political future.