Italy’s Monti tops new coalition

by Blogburger on December 29, 2012

The premier, now in a caretaker role, will be represented in February voting. Frances D’Emilio, Associated Press Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012, 3:01 AM ROME – Italian Premier Mario Monti announced Friday that he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, business leaders, and pro-Vatican forces who back his "ethical" vision of politics, aiming for a second mandate in office if his fledging reform movement wins big in parliamentary elections. After a four-hour huddle with his supporters, Monti ended weeks of speculation at home and abroad about whether the internationally respected economist, who was appointed to head a nonelected government a year ago, would… – International English News

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