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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) gestures as he makes his speech during a visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) gestures as he makes his speech during a visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) gestures as he makes his speech during a visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti arrives at a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti arrives at a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti arrives at a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. Monti on Thursday warned Italians against throwing away the results achieved by his technocrat government as parliament took another step towards approving the 2013 budget which will pave the way to a February election. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. Monti on Thursday...more

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) is flanked by Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. Monti on Thursday warned Italians against throwing away the results achieved by his technocrat government as parliament took another step towards approving the 2013 budget which will pave the way to a February election. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (2nd R) poses with Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (3rd L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. Monti on Thursday warned Italians against throwing away the results achieved by his technocrat government as parliament took another step towards approving the 2013 budget which will pave the way to a February election. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (2nd R) poses with Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (3rd L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. Monti on...more

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (2nd R) poses with Fiat-Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne (R) and Fiat Chairman John Elkann (3rd L) during his visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. Monti on Thursday warned Italians against throwing away the results achieved by his technocrat government as parliament took another step towards approving the 2013 budget which will pave the way to a February election. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) makes his speech during a visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) makes his speech during a visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) makes his speech during a visit to the Fiat car factory in the southern city of Melfi December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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