Under special circumstances, which I hope won't occur, I may be asked to come back. I may consider this hypothesis, but I hope not to have to.And then went on,
If requested by [Italian] political forces, I'm available for a second mandate.By far the most explicit declaration of intent made by Monti during his time as Italian Prime Minister. But this is not strictly speaking a U-turn. What Monti has said so far (most recently in an interview with the CNN two days ago) is that he will not run in next year's general elections.
However (as we suggested here), he may be willing to stay on, if needed, as the head of a broad coalition of reformist parties.
We're now awaiting the official confirmation of Berlusconi's comeback?