facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Italy's Monti says open to more politics

Dec. 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM   |   Comments

ROME, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti indicated he was not finished with politics despite finding the whole idea "horrid."

"I find the idea of a descent into politics horrid," Monti said at his end-of-the-year news conference in Rome. "We need higher-level debate here and so should be talking about an ascent into politics."

Monti previously announced he would step down after the passage of a 2013 national budget, but as expected he did not rule out leading the next government. Monti did not officially announce his candidacy, but indicated he was keeping his options open.

Monti expressed a willingness to help lead a political coalition that shared his own economic strategies. The Wall Street Journal said it appeared to be an overture to the popular center-left Democratic Party to join forces against the center-right party, led by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, that had pulled its support from Monti's government.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged' Elizabeth Warren continues chanting: 'The game is rigged'
2
Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear Northern California heart attack victim eaten by bear
3
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
4
Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat Sweden puts troops on alert after detecting possible foreign threat
5
Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found Police investigating possible serial killer after four bodies found
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback