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.
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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