Mario Monti is sworn in
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Mario Monti sworn in as Italian prime minister

Mario Monti has unveiled a new, technocratic cabinet meant to steer Italy through its debt crisis after the fall of Silvio Berlusconi's government.

He was sworn in as prime minister during a ceremony in Rome.

Mr Monti, a former EU commissioner, has sought to reassure markets that Italy will overcome its financial problems and has taken on the economy and finance portfolio himself.

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  • 16 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe
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