TITLE

Italian PM Berlusconi quits; will head Prodi opposition

PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;5/9/2006, Vol. 394 Issue 16, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi handed in his resignation last week. By resigning, Berlusconi, who never officially conceded the prime minister race, paved the way for Romano Prodi to form a new government. Berlusconi made no statement about his plans after he handed his letter of resignation to Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, but he is widely expected to oppose Prodi whenever possible. In the hours following his resignation, Berlusconi and Prodi already had locked horns about who will replace Ciampi in the largely ceremonial role as president.
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21087461

 

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