Mr. Berlusconi resigned last week after a political crisis prompted by the coalition's severe losses in regional elections earlier this month.
But President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi reappointed him after Mr. Berlusconi determined he would be able to form a new cabinet.
Tuesday, the prime minister outlined his priorities for the period leading up to next year's general elections. He promised business tax cuts, policies to favor families and assistance to Italy's underdeveloped south.
Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP.