ROME  - Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday his centre-right party would soon present eight bills to parliament, including a proposal to abolish a hated housing tax, in an attempt to seize the initiative despite Italy’s political deadlock. Since elections in February, Italy has been in limbo with a huge protest vote for the populist 5-Star Movement splitting parliament three ways and leaving no group with enough support to rule alone. Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani has rebuffed overtures from Berlusconi’s People of Freedom (PDL) party to form a grand coalition with him. In turn, 5-Star leader Beppe Grillo has rejected Bersani’s attempt to form an alliance. “While the other parties are committed to wasting time, we in the People of Freedom party always keep the interests of the country in mind,” Berlusconi said on his Facebook page. He said the eight bills , to be presented in the week starting April 15, would reflect his party’s campaign programme during the election. They would be “concrete proposals that will have an immediate positive impact on the real economy and on society, above all in terms of creating new jobs”.