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FT writes: Monti unveils alliance as polls disappoint

Mario Monti, Italian prime minister, unveiled on Friday the alliance he will lead for parliamentary elections in February in which opinion polls show him trailing mainstream parties.

The 69-year-old former European commissioner, who replaced Silvio Berlusconi as prime minister in November 2011 when Italy was trying to avert a financial crisis, announced last week that he would bid for a second term.

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