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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Italian Premier Mario Monti gestures during a news conference at the end of a cabinet meeting, at the Chigi Palace government office, Rome. Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, he plans to resign following the sudden loss of support from Silvio Berlusconi's party, paving the way for early elections a year after the economist helped pull the country back from the brink of financial disaster. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, File)