London, Aug 26 : Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's flamboyant prime minister, is working on a new CD of love songs that he hopes to complete by this Christmas.
Berlusconi is collaborating with Neopolitan singer Mariano Apicella, to produce the album, which has 14 songs.
Berlusconi hopes to release the CD by December but the 'Prime Minister has many other commitments, so that may not be possible'.
The title of the CD has yet to be made public, reports the Independent.
The CD will be Berlusconi and Apicella's third collaboration.
The first, Meglio 'na canzone (Better a song), was released in 2003, during Mr Berlusconi's second term as premier.
A second disc, L'ultimo amore (The last love), was released in 2006.