Italian Premier Mario Monti answers a question as he takes part in the Italian State TV RAI's show "In Mezz'ora" (In half an hour) in Rome, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. After keeping the country wondering for weeks, caretaker Premier Mario Monti on Sunday ruled out running in February elections, but offered to willingness to head the next government if political forces sharing his austerity and reform-focused agenda ask him to do so. Monti ruled out heading any ticket himself, saying "I have no sympathy for 'personal' parties." But he coyly made himself available to serve as premier while Italy works to shore up its finances and struggles to emerge from recession. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)

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Italian Premier Mario Monti answers a question as he takes part in the Italian State TV RAI's show "In Mezz'ora" (In half an hour) in Rome, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. After keeping the country wondering for weeks, caretaker Premier Mario Monti on Sunday ruled out running in February elections, but offered to willingness to head the next government if political forces sharing his austerity and reform-focused agenda ask him to do so. Monti ruled out heading any ticket himself, saying "I have no sympathy for 'personal' parties." But he coyly made himself available to serve as premier while Italy works to shore up its finances and struggles to emerge from recession. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)
Italian Premier Mario Monti answers a question as he takes part in the Italian State TV RAI's show "In Mezz'ora" (In half an hour) in Rome, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. After keeping the country wondering for weeks, caretaker Premier Mario Monti on Sunday ruled out running in February elections, but offered to willingness to head the next government if political forces sharing his austerity and reform-focused agenda ask him to do so. Monti ruled out heading any ticket himself, saying "I have no sympathy for 'personal' parties." But he coyly made himself available to serve as premier while Italy works to shore up its finances and struggles to emerge from recession. (AP Photo/Mauro Scrobogna, Lapresse)
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