ROME (Reuters)- Italy's Northern League, Silvio Berlusconi's closest coalition ally, would not back a possible new government led by former European commissioner Mario Monti,
senior party member Roberto Maroni said on Thursday.
Maroni said the Northern League would be in the opposition if a Monti-led government is appointed. He reiterated the
League's view that new elections are the only realistic option f or Italy after Berlusconi steps down.
(Writing by Catherine Hornby)