Berlusconi says still candidate to be Italy's prime minister
ROME Dec 12 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday he was still a candidate for prime minister in an election expected in February, despite suggesting earlier he could step down in favour of outgoing premier Mario Monti.
"At this moment I am a candidate for prime minister," Berlusconi said at a book launch in Rome in reply to a question.
Earlier he had said he would withdraw if Monti agreed to run as candidate for a centre-right coalition.
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