Berlusconi appears to back off from candidacy
Rome: Silvio Berlusconi is backing off from suggestions he may be seeking a comeback.
He is even hinting he could support in the next elections Mario Monti, the non-political economist named to succeed him as premier to steer the country away from financial disaster.
The 76-year-old media mogul said in an interview on a family-controlled TV station today that he could take "a step backward" to allow moderates to form a coalition that could defeat the left in elections in the spring.
Berlusconi says he "wouldn`t exclude" Monti as leader of such a moderate group.
With a personal legacy tarnished by sex and corruption scandals, Berlusconi has sought to play at least a role as a power broker since resigning.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi: 8-year-old boy dies after falling into pothole
- Woman commits suicide in UP after posting message on social media
- Nirbhaya gang-rape convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide in Tihar Jail
- Rajnath Singh, Mehbooba Mufti hold joint press conference on Kashmir violence
- Will appoint nodal officer for Kashmiris: Rajnath Singh
- Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' sequel on the cards? Here's what Rajkumar Hirani has to say!
- 'Nirbhaya' gang-rape: Convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicide in Tihar Jail, admitted to hospital
- Iranian Navy in `unsafe` intercept of US destroyer: Defense official
- PM Narendra Modi condemns attack on Kabul`s American University
- Italy earthquake kills 159 as rescuers race to find survivors