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Mario Monti says he won’t run for election

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said today he would not run in elections due in spring. He also said Italy no longer risked igniting a debt crisis in the euro zone. “I will not run for the elections,” Monti said in an interview on news channel CNN during a trip to the United States. “I think it’s important that the whole political game resumes in Italy, hopefully with a higher degree of responsibility and maturity.” He noted that he had been appointed a lifetime senator by Italy’s president and therefore would still hold political office, but his comments mean he will not run to lead government. There is uncertainty over whether the next government will continue to push through tough austerity measures brought in by Monti’s technocrat government to address Italy’s high levels of debt since it was appointed late last year. Monti, charged with bringing Italy from the risk of a Greek-style debt default, said his fears for the future of the euro zone had eased as Italy no longer risked sparking crisis in the region. “Since June-July this year I am much more confident about the future of the euro zone first of all because we are not going to ignite an Italian-generated fire.” He… timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/mario-monti-says-he-wont-run-for-election/

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Mario Monti says he won’t run for election