Italy premier plans to resign over crisis

Berlusconi to run for Monti’s post

Posted: December 9, 2012 at 3:16 a.m.

Silvio Berlusconi is surrounded by journalists Saturday near Milan, Italy, as he announces that he will again run for premier.

Italian Premier Mario Monti told the country’s president Saturday that he intends to resign since Silvio Berlusconi withdrew his support for the year-old government of technocrats and intends to quit as soon as Parliament passes critical budget legislation.

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