Italy's Monti to call it quits after Berlusconi withdrew support; waiting to pass budget law

  • Article by: FRANCES D'EMILIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 8, 2012 - 9:23 PM

ROME - Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday he is resigning soon, saying he can no longer govern after Silvio Berlusconi's party withdrew crucial support. It paves the way for early elections a year after the unelected economist helped pull the country back from the brink of financial disaster.

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