Silvio Berlusconi
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Silvio Berlusconi confirms new Italy PM bid

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he will run for the office again next year.

Mr Berlusconi told reporters in Milan that he was "running to win" - and that his decision came after his People of Freedom party had not found a leader who was as well known as him.

Mr Berlusconi said PM Mario Monti's austerity policies had harmed Italy.

The BBC's Alan Johnston in Rome reports.

  • 08 Dec 2012