Italian President Giorgio Napolitano
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Italian president: Mario Monti 'an independent figure'

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has described Mario Monti as "an independent figure who has always been outside political forces".

He said he believed Mr Monti would "create a climate of peace of mind and mutual respect... to make sure the country comes out of the most acute phase of the financial crisis".

  • 13 Nov 2011
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