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Italian Premier Romano Prodi resigns

world Updated: Jan 25, 2008 06:51 IST

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Italian Premier Romano Prodi resigned on Thursday night after his government lost a risky Senate confidence vote which obliged him to end his 20-month-old government.

Calling early elections or asking a politician to try to form another government are among President Giorgio Napolitano's options as head of state. The Presidential Palace said Napolitano would start consulting on Friday with political leaders to help him decide.