|Arrivederci Berlusconi! Italian Prime Minister steps down||| Print ||
|Written by Larry Aiello|
|Monday, 14 November 2011 01:10|
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's most powerful prime minister and longest-lasting since Musolini, decided to step down earlier today amid the economic crisis that has surfaced in Europe, which recently saw the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Papandreou.
Berlusconi, Italy's richest man, a media mogul who owns television networks, newspapers, advertising agency, and even the Italian soccer team AC Milan.
"Vattene Berlusconi!" – "Get outta here Berlusconi!"
Many in Rome celebrated the news as Berlusconi has been blamed for the current economic crisis.
So who will be the next prime minister for Italy? Many believe it will be Mario Monti, a former member of the European Commission. Monti studied at Bocconi University (Milan) and Yale University in the United States. He earned the nickname of "Super Mario" during his second stint at the commission. We shall see if Super Mario Monti can get Italy back on track to economic reform and get back to its reputation as an economic power for the European continent.
There will be an election, probably in January 2012 to determine the next Italian Prime Minister.