November 15th, 2011
08:54 AM ET

Italy PM-designate meets Berlusconi party leaders

The man tapped to haul Italy out of its debt crisis got the backing of outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's political party Tuesday as he tries to round up political support.

Angelino Alfano, the head of Berlusconi's People of Freedom party, called his meeting with prime minister-designate Mario Monti "positive" and said he thought Monti's effort to form a new government "is destined to be successful."

Monti could go to the president to say he is ready to take office as early as Tuesday night.

Berlusconi resigned Saturday night, prompting cheers, flag-waving and singing in celebrations outside his office, and ending an era in Italian politics.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    Don't expect much from this Mario Monti as he keeps Italy in the Eurozone and continues to both use the Euro and take orders from the right-wing thugs in Washington just like Berlusconi did. Italy will sink ever deeper into it's current depression in the meantime!!!

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