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Mario Monti

Politics of debt stymies Italy

Italy's European partners had hoped for a new government in Rome with the electoral legitimacy to complete the economic reform and austerity measures launched by outgoing Italian prime minister Mario Monti. In the event, they get the opposite.

Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 3:30am

Italians head to polls as Europe watches

European capitals will be watching closely since, whatever the result, there is likely to be a change from outgoing technocratic premier Mario Monti’s agenda of austerity and economic reforms.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:43pm

Talking points

Hollywood honours its best … and worst

23 Feb 2013 - 4:12am

PM Mario Monti tries to shake staid image ahead of Italian elections

Mocked for his long economic lectures and his old fogey clothes, former economics professor turned prime minister Mario Monti is trying to spruce up his image to win voters ahead of elections next month.

13 Jan 2013 - 5:47am

Who said it?

A lot of the gang leaders are now girls and they are getting younger and more masculine

Social worker Ted Tam Chung-Hoi


A new political formation is born

Italy's outgoing prime minister, Mario Monti, joins the election campaign on the side of a new centrist coalition


30 Dec 2012 - 5:59am

Prime Minister Mario Monti leads centrist grouping for election

Italy's confused election campaign has taken another twist, with the outgoing prime minister Mario Monti formally entering the race and the country's respected national anti-mafia prosecutor joining ranks with the centre-left Democratic Party.

30 Dec 2012 - 6:48am

Monti says ready to lead Italy again as elections loom

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said on Sunday he was ready to govern the country again as head of a pro-reform coalition in favour of change in Italy and Europe but would not be a candidate in the February election.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Who said it?

On the eve of the most important decision of his political life … he's gripped by doubts, he's tormented

An Italian newspaper describes Mario Monti's indecision about whether to run in elections or resign


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23 Dec 2012 - 5:48am

Italy's Mario Monti weighs whether to run against Silvio Berlusconi in polls

Italy's president dissolved the parliament yesterday to set the stage for general elections early next year as Prime Minister Mario Monti weighs whether to run for office after handing in his resignation.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:51am

Italian PM Mario Monti resigns ahead of elections

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned on Friday with his political plans still in doubt, paving the way for early elections next year in a lynchpin eurozone state still mired in recession.

Monti “handed in the resignation of his government” at a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano, and will stay on in a caretaker capacity, the presidency said in a statement.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:08am