ROME, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday called himself "confident"in the blooming future of his scandal-hit People of Freedom (PdL) party.
"We appreciate the choice of (Lazio Region President) Renata Polverini .. although she has not done anything immoral or illegitimate," Berlusconi said in an interview with the newly launched Huffington Post Italia.
Polverini stepped down Monday following a big embezzlement scandal that erupted earlier this month when the PdL's then regional chief, Franco Fiorito, was put under investigation for alleged misusing of party funds.
The President of northern Lombardy Region, Roberto Formigoni, belonging to PdL, is also being investigated for wasting party funds, that in Italy are provided by the state.
Berlusconi said Prime Minister Mario Monti, whose government of technocrats is carrying out a series of tough reforms to tackle Italy's debt crisis, was "the most suitable person for an emergency government ... and he has not disappointed us."
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