Formigoni: Berlusconi has 'serious intentions' to return

Lombardy governor says that re-election would be positive

Formigoni: Berlusconi has 'serious intentions' to return

(ANSA) - Rome, August 27 - Lombardy Governor Roberto Formigoni said on Monday he got the impression during recent meetings with Silvio Berlusconi that the ex-premier "has a serious intentions to run" again in the next elections. "Personally, I believe it would be a positive move. However, he (Berlusconi) is waiting to see what would be best for the country," Formigoni said. Despite hints that he may do so, Berlusconi maintains that he has not yet decided whether to run for a fourth term as premier in next year's general elections. Berlusconi, 75, Italy's dominant political figure over the last 18 years, stepped down in favour of technocrat Mario Monti as Italy was whipped by the eurozone debt storm in November. At the time he said he would not stand again but would campaign for the secretary of his People of Freedom (PdL) party, Angelino Alfano. But last month PdL bigwigs said the media magnate would return to front-line politics and run again next year.

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