Rome: Silvio Berlusconi is reportedly planning to found a political movement with which to wrest back power in Italy. Speculation about his strategy has focused attention on the Opposition leader’s increasingly close political links with a successful businesswoman and former Miss Italy contestant, tipped to be the new party’s general secretary. Michela Brambilla, known as La Rossa because of her striking red hair, has built up a network of some 15,000 grassroots political clubs known as the Freedom Circles. Several Italian dailies on Tuesday reported the TV magnate had arranged with a notary public to register the name and logos of an as yet non-existent Freedom Party. — © Guardian Newspapers Limited, 2007