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Italy's resigned PM not ruling out to be premier again

English.news.cn   2012-12-23 21:05:27            

ROME, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Italy's resigned Prime Minister Mario Monti on Sunday did not rule out the possibility that he could be the Italian premier again.

Monti said that, being a senator for life, he would not back any political parties, but if some forces supporting his anti-crisis "agenda" and ask him to head the next government, he would "consider it."

"Should one or more political forces, which have firmly adhered to my agenda, show the intention to candidate me as prime minister, I would consider it," Monti told a press conference in Rome.

The "agenda" that would at disposal of anyone will gather the recommendations that follow up with the austerity policies carried out by his 13-month emergency cabinet.

Monti resigned on Friday after former premier Silvio Berlusconi's center-right People of Freedom party (PdL) withdrew support from the unelected government.

In the lapse of time between Monti's step back and the vote, which was just set to be held on Feb. 24-25, the caretaker cabinet is due to remain in place for acts of ordinary administration.


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Editor: Yang Lina
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