Silvio Berlusconi may run again: Queen's University expert
Queen’s University political studies department head Grant Amyot is available to comment on Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti stepping down and the possibility of Silvio Berlusconi running again.
“Silvio Berlusconi has withdrawn support from Mario Monti's technocratic government, precipitating a general election scheduled for February,” says Dr. Amyot. “Berlusconi hopes to reap votes from Italians who have been hurt by Monti's tax increases and spending cuts, but the parties that support this austerity program imposed by the European Union still have a large lead in the opinion polls.”
Dr. Amyot specializes in Italian politics and is the editor and co-author of the book The End of the Berlusconi Era?.
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