Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti Resigns, Silvio Berlusconi to Run Again

There’s a new change in the Italian government. Prime Minister Mario Monti, who took office in November 2011, announced this weekend he would resign, after Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right party said it could no longer support Monti’s government.

Berlusconi also said he would run for a fifth term as prime minister.

Reporter Megan Williams, in Rome, said most Italians, while no fans of Berlusconi, have had a hard time with Monti’s government’s austerity measures and higher taxes.

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