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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04 Jan 2013 - 14:20 - Economic Commentary - Source: FT.com
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