by Ben Traynor, Gold Seek:
Monti’s announcement comes after members of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Liberty party last Thursday declined to support a package of economic measures proposed by Monti’s government.
Berlusconi wrote on his Facebook page Saturday that he intends to contest next year’s elections.
“Everybody agrees that we need an acknowledged leader to win,” he said.
“Such leader, a replica of what Berlusconi was in ’94, has not been found. It is not a matter of not having searched: we have indeed searched for one, but he does not exist…it is with desperation that I am returning to take interest in public affairs, and once again I am doing so out of a sense of responsibility.”