From his dramatic rise to power as Italy seemed headed for bankruptcy to eurozone crisis fighting and austerity measures at home, Prime Minister Mario Monti’s 13 months in office were tumultuous.
By Dario Thuburn
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned on Friday with his political plans still in doubt, paving the way for early elections next year in a lynchpin eurozone state still mired in recession.
Economist Mario Monti says he has succeeded in forming a government tasked with helping Italy escape financial disaster and will hold the posts both of premier and economic minister.
Former European commissioner Mario Monti was tipped to be picked to form a new government on Sunday with the urgent task of battling a financial crisis, a day after Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation.