Italian Premier Mario Monti speaks during a press conference at the Italian Senate in Rome on Dec. 28, 2012. Monti announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office if it wins enough seats in February parliamentary elections. (Associated Press)

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Italian Premier Mario Monti speaks during a press conference at the Italian Senate in Rome on Dec. 28, 2012. Monti announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office if it wins enough seats in February parliamentary elections. (Associated Press)