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Luca di Montezemolo running for Italian presidency?

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has reportedly announced his intentions to run for the Italian presidency in 2013.

In a letter published to Italia Futura, di Montezemolo called 2011 one of the "most difficult years since the war" and blamed a "paralysis of decision-making" for holding the country "hostage."

As part of his campaign, di Montezemolo aims to create jobs, reform welfare and refocus the tax burden on wealthy individuals. He also intends to cut government waste and eliminate corruption.

It remains unclear if di Montezemolo will resign from his position at Ferrari, but we should learn more in the coming months.

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Not surprised at all. We heard this all the time during our last visit.

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Not sure how he intends to solve Italy's problems by holding what is largely a ceremonial post.
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Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo running for Italian presidency

The Italian economy and political scene has been in turmoil since the resignation of former president Silvio Berlusconni. In a desire to rebuild Italy's economy and reputation, Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has reportedly announced his intentions to run for the Italian presidency in 2013.

In a letter published to Italia Futura, di Montezemolo called 2011 one of the "most difficult years since the war" and blamed a "paralysis of decision-making" for holding the country "hostage."

As part of his campaign, di Montezemolo aims to create jobs, reform welfare and refocus the tax burden on wealthy individuals. He also intends to cut government waste and eliminate corruption.

It remains unclear if di Montezemolo will resign from his position at Ferrari.
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There are not enough wealthy individuals to tax in order to raise the kind of revenue they need.

Eliminate corruption?! That's a good one.

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Oh, my: Talk about lowering Ferrari's brand name.

If warranty and quality of work is any indication how the country will be run....well, this'll put the icing on the already Ferrari problem cake.

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hahaha ... just what every country longs for - another work in progress Prez.

Personally he reminds me of Trump.
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Something must be wrong - apologies for posting another thread on the same topic.

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Knew I should have made the request instead of the link, but didn't want to tax Andrew's limited time.

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Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo running for Italian presidency

The Italian economy and political scene has been in turmoil since the resignation of former president Silvio Berlusconni. In a desire to rebuild Italy's economy and reputation, Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo has reportedly announced his intentions to run for the Italian presidency in 2013.

In a letter published to Italia Futura, di Montezemolo called 2011 one of the "most difficult years since the war" and blamed a "paralysis of decision-making" for holding the country "hostage."

As part of his campaign, di Montezemolo aims to create jobs, reform welfare and refocus the tax burden on wealthy individuals. He also intends to cut government waste and eliminate corruption.

It remains unclear if di Montezemolo will resign from his position at Ferrari.
Hi Doug,

Montezemolo's staff denied immediatly that he was going to 'enter' into the political arena in 2013.

Thruth is Montezemolo's political ambitions have been destroyed by Monti's Government. With Berlusconi in charge, he was trying to build a coalition, centered around Casini's UDC and Fini's FLI (all togheter around 10% of the voters), to run for 2013 elections, but the political situation is totally different now.

Besides, his public image is not so good here. He is seen as a well connected upper class snob, not particularly bright as a manager and prone to horrible gaffes.

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There are not enough wealthy individuals to tax in order to raise the kind of revenue they need.

Eliminate corruption?! That's a good one.
eh! eh! There are, there are, believe me. 10% of the population owns 50% of the national richness here. You have just to start them.

Just as examples: 42% of the owners of a yacht declares to earn less than 20k Euro a year BEFORE tax; 26% of the owners of a plane or helicopter declares to earn less than 20k Euro a year BEFORE tax; the average yearly earning of a jeweller is less than 15k Euro BEFORE tax; the daily average income of a restaurant is 37 (thirtyseven !) Euro; etc.

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eh! eh! There are, there are, believe me. 10% of the population owns 50% of the national richness here. You have just to start them.

Just as examples: 42% of the owners of a yacht declares to earn less than 20k Euro a year BEFORE tax; 26% of the owners of a plane or helicopter declares to earn less than 20k Euro a year BEFORE tax; the average yearly earning of a jeweller is less than 15k Euro BEFORE tax; the daily average income of a restaurant is 37 (thirtyseven !) Euro; etc.

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Mauro I had a St Louis friend who is well connected to the Luca and Co. people.

He even owned and raced an FXX - I literally disowned him due to his cheating ways.

He married into a extremely wealthy local family and kept a dual citizenship - for what later became obvious reasons.

The good news is - there is a lot of gold in them thar hills.

I agree - that is why I posted earlier he reminds me of Trump.
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Besides, his public image is not so good here. He is seen as a well connected upper class snob, not particularly bright as a manager and prone to horrible gaffes.

ciao
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Seems they have him pretty well figured out.


Let me ask you, for years, many years it has been rumored among factory people that Luca Montezemelo is a relation to Gianni Agnelli. Have you heard that? Any rumors of that among the Italian people or in the press?

His rise at Fiat/Ferrari was meteoric and at a very young age. A connection to Agnelli would explain that.
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Seems they have him pretty well figured out.


Let me ask you, for years, many years it has been rumored among factory people that Luca Montezemelo is a relation to Gianni Agnelli. Have you heard that? Any rumors of that among the Italian people or in the press?

His rise at Fiat/Ferrari was meteoric and at a very young age. A connection to Agnelli would explain that.
Well, my father has been a middle manager in one of the companies of the Fiat galaxy for 35 years. He was sure Gianni Agnelli didn't dislike men and the rumor you mentioned was common in the Group. There are not proof of course. Montezemolo, on the other hand, is well known to like women.

I am not aware of that rumor being ever mentioned on a newspapers or in a TV program, but the Avvocato was considered a sort of king and was powerful and respected. Montezemolo was also able to obtain favors. For example, for many years he had a relationship with a splendid woman, Edwige Fenech, quite famous before meeting him because one of the main star of Italian sexy movies in the '70s. Well, all those movies disappeared from the market and no television channel dared to broadcast any until Montezemolo left her.

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Well, my father has been a middle manager in one of the companies of the Fiat galaxy for 35 years. He was sure Gianni Agnelli didn't dislike men and the rumor you mentioned was common in the Group. There are not proof of course. Montezemolo, on the other hand, is well known to like women.

I am not aware of that rumor being ever mentioned on a newspapers or in a TV program, but the Avvocato was considered a sort of king and was powerful and respected. Montezemolo was also able to obtain favors. For example, for many years he had a relationship with a splendid woman, Edwige Fenech, quite famous before meeting him because one of the main star of Italian sexy movies in the '70s. Well, all those movies disappeared from the market and no television channel dared to broadcast any until Montezemolo left her.

Ciao
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Great story.


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