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Can technocrats succeed where elected leaders have failed?

They are the unelected leaders, the technocrats, whose job it now is to guide their countries through economic crisis.

Italy's Prime Minister designate Mario Monti and Greece's Prime Minister Lucas Papademos have been put in place to implement the tough austerity measures needed to balance the books.

It is an unusual position for both democracies to be in as Humphrey Hawksley reports.

  • 14 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe
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