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62% of Italians not in favour of second Monti term

22% in favour, poll says

16 November, 12:32
62% of Italians not in favour of second Monti term

(ANSA) - Rome, November 16 - The majority of Italians are not in favour of seeing Premier Mario Monti serving a second term of office after parliamentary elections next spring according to an opinion poll released Friday. The survey conducted by the SWG statistics institute on behalf of Italian state broadcaster RAI showed that 62% of people interviewed rejected the idea of a second Monti term compared to 22% who were in favour.

The remaining 16% were undecided. In a different survey SWG also revealed that on Friday popular confidence in the technocrat premier stood at 36%, one percentage point up on the same day last week. In November 2011, when Monti was brought in to save the debt-ridden Italian economy in the wake of the euro crisis, his popularity stood at 71%.

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