Italian Politics

Italian Prime Minister Intends to Resign

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Mario Monti, the Italian prime minister, has announced he intends to resign once next year's budget is approved, saying he can no longer govern after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew its parliamentary support for his technocrat government. Just hours earlier on Saturday, Berlusconi, who was forced to resign as prime minister last year amid a sex scandal and a debt crisis, said he would run for office again next year. Monti, widely credited with restoring Italy's international credibility after the Berlusconi era, appeared to take aim at Berlusconi, warning against “populism” as he spoke at a conference in Italy.He said Italy should not go back to where it was when he took over for Berlusconi a year ago.
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