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Alfano says he won't stand for re-election

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Rome, Dec 7 (IANS/AKI) Italy's foreign minster Angelino Alfano on Wednesday said he would not run again for in national elections due next year.

"I won't be sitting on the benches of the next I have decided not to stand in the next elections," Alfano told Italian TV chat-show Porta Porta.

"I will show that it's possible to engage in politics from outside the palazzi," said Alfano, who heads the centre-right Popular Alternative party, a junior coalition partner in the government.

"I believe there are moments in which gestures need to be made. I want to show that everything we have done has been motivated by a deep respect for the country," he added.

Forty-seven-year-old Alfano has been Italy's foreign minister since December 2016 and previously served as interior minister.

Italy's parliamentary elections are due to be held by 20 May 2018.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 07:48 IST
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