Insight: Italy came to brink before being saved by "King George"




 
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Insight: Italy came to brink before being saved by "King George"
 
May 7th, 2013  
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Insight: Italy came to brink before being saved by "King George"
By Barry Moody and Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - On Saturday April 20, the leaders of Italy's two biggest political forces climbed the Quirinal, highest of Rome's seven ancient hills, and begged President Giorgio Napolitano to stay for a second term. Pier Luigi Bersani and Silvio Berlusconi were followed into the presidential palace by outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti, Northern League boss Roberto Maroni and finally the governors of Italy's regions, in scenes that resembled schoolboys visiting the headmaster's office. ...




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