Mr [Mario] Monti's candidature was announced after President Giorgio Napolitano spent the day in 17 meetings with senior politicians.
Speaking to reporters shortly afterwards, Mr Monti said Italy should be an "element of strength and not weakness" within the EU.
"We will aim at solving the financial situation, resume the path of growth. [We want to build] a future of dignity and hope for our children."
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