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Italy’s prime minister steps down

ROME — Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned Friday evening following Parliament’s confidence vote on the 2013 budget, but he is still expected to play a major role in early elections, quite possibly as a candidate, analysts said.

At a news conference scheduled for Sunday, Monti is expected to present a political agenda — pro-Europe, pro-reform, pro-fiscal rigor — and urge all parties to endorse it, aides said Friday.

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