Italian PM 'to resign today'

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti is expected to resign later today according to reports on Reuters. He was due to quit after the budget law has been passed. Former PM Silvio Berlusconi had said he plans to run in the general election next year.

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Italy's prime minister announces plan to resign

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti Credit: REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Italy's prime minister Mario Monti has told the country's president that he wants to resign after the Budget Law has been passed.

It follows yesterday's news that the former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi plans to run in the general election early next year.

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