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Ferrari president Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has announced it will run for Italian Prime Minister in the 2013 elections.

The 64-year-old lawyer sent an open letter to the members of Italiafutura association. „The Second Republic has failed. We need new faces and new ideas because the next elections will be of historic importance,” Montezemolo writes in his letter. “The first thing that we are going to propose is the sale of the State’s assets and a reduction of the public debt,” he added. Montezemolo came out in the open and announced that he will stand in the next elections.

“Italiafutura with its 40,000 members will be actively engaged in 2012 to try and change politics in Italy. Next year, we need to start changing politics in Italy to prepare for the 2013 elections. When the Italians voters return to the polls, they must be offered a whole series of new ideas and new leaders in the elections so that they can turn their backs on what has been a period of total failure in Italian politics,” Montezemolo said.

„There is no way that the Italians want to see the same old faces, the politicians who have allowed the situation to become the way it is. It is an absolute priority for Italy to change its political leaders,” he added.