File photo of Italy's Prime Minister Monti appearing as a guest on the RAI television show Porta a Porta in Rome

 
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Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti appears as a guest on the RAI television show Porta a Porta (Door to Door) in Rome in this January 14, 2013 file photo. Little more than a year ago Silvio Berlusconi was hounded out of office by a baying crowd and economics professor Mario Monti stepped in as prime minister, hailed as Italy's savior. Now Berlusconi has performed an astonishing comeback to return to the spotlight, exacting his political revenge while Monti is struggling badly to make a breakthrough in the campaign for a February 24-25 election. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/Files