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Berlusconi vows to end Italy’s property tax

ROME — Silvio Berlusconi is vowing to scrap Italy’s property tax in his first Cabinet meeting if his coalition is elected, zeroing in on Italians’ deep distaste for the tax reimposed by Mario Monti’s government to boost public coffers.

The former prime minister outlined his latest ‘‘contract’’ with Italians on Friday as he pressed his comeback bid, promising a host of reforms, incentives, and measures to give relief to Italians suffering through a deep recession and youth unemployment at a record 37 percent.

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