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Topic - Roberto D'Alimonte
Financial markets pounded Italy on Wednesday as investors hoped that Premier Silvio Berlusconi would not linger in office and delay reforms. Italy's president responded by declaring there was no doubt that Mr. Berlusconi would leave soon, appearing to soothe investors.
"I think the quality of the people is very high," said Roberto D'Alimonte, a political science professor at Rome's LUISS University. "All these people are very high-caliber, and highly respected, independent."
"With a catastrophic scenario — and it seems we are facing now a catastrophic scenario — maybe Berlusconi can be pushed to support a new government, or maybe his party will crumble," said Roberto D'Alimonte, a political analyst at Rome's LUISS University.