Italy

Italy's PM Won't Back New Government if EU Reforms Opposed

Would rather call for a new vote

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Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said he won't back a new government that would threaten his country's commitments to the Europe Union and that Italy should hold a new vote rather than install an administration that could reverse fiscal discipline.

In his most detailed comments since Feb. 24-25 elections produced a hung parliament and saw his coalition win less than 10 percent of the vote, Monti said none of Italy's political parties is capable of addressing the country's problems.