Berlusconi after the assault: “I will go on for Italy”
Through a telephone conversation, the Italian prime minister said he “will go on for the good of Italy.” Berlusconi is recovering from the assault he received a week ago.
“These proofs of solidarity give me a further push to move forward and continue our work for the good of the country,” said Berlusconi.
“I’m moved and I thank Verona for being the first to organize a demonstration of solidarity,” said the president, who ensured that: “Love prevails over envy and hatred”. “This is the message we bring throughout Italy,” said Berlusconi, who advised his followers to “place an LDP member card” (People of Freedom, his party) under the Christmas tree “.
Berlusconi, 73, was hit in the face a week ago by a man, Massimo Tartaglia, who broke his nose and teeth after a rally in Milan.
An opinion poll by ISPO published in Corriere della Sera newspaper said that the aggression had boosted Berlusconi’s popularity to 55.9%, compared to 48.6% in mid-November.
After four days of hospitalization, Berlusconi is now at his home in Arcore, a town outside Milan, where he will rest for at least 15 days, following doctors’ recommendations.