Italy's Mario Monti resigns, as MPs pass budget


Mario Monti has resigned as Italian prime minister, keeping a promise to step down after the passing of his budget by parliament.

MPs earlier passed the 2013 budget drawn up by his government with 309 votes in favour and 55 against.

Mr Monti was brought in to form a technocratic government last year.

Alan Johnston reports.

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