Berlusconi: I'm 'Absolutely Not' Running Again
Italian premier confirms he won't seek re-election
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 8, 2011 5:05 AM CDT
In this June 15, 2011 photo, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi arrives to the funeral of late Italian senator Romano Comincioli at the Sant'Ambrogio church, in Milan, Italy.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(Newser) – Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has repeated his intention not to seek re-election when his term ends in 2013 and suggested it may be time for his chief ally, Umberto Bossi of the Northern League, to step aside, too. Berlusconi said "absolutely not" when asked in an interview in La Repubblica today whether he would run again. Berlusconi said "it's only right" that new generations be prepared to take over and that "sooner or later" he and Bossi will be replaced.

Copyright 2016 Newser, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP contributed to this report.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Silvio Berlusconi: Im Absolutely Not Running for Re-Election is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 1 of 1 comment
Jul 8, 2011 10:08 AM CDT
Ok I promise I won't run again so put me in jail.