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Monti clings to power amid Berlusconi threat

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he plans to keep his government intact even as his biggest parliamentary supporter, billionaire media magnate Silvio Berlusconi, threatens to withdraw his backing.

7th December, 2012
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Mario Monti

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he plans to keep his government intact even as his biggest parliamentary supporter, billionaire media magnate Silvio Berlusconi, threatens to withdraw his backing.

The two have put the dispute in the hands of President Giorgio Napolitano, who will meet today at 10:30 a.m. with the general secretary of Berlusconi’s People of Liberty Party, Angelino Alfano.

Monti’s government, which will expire by May, survived two confidence votes...

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