Thursday, June 21, 2012
Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo to Run for Italian Presidency in 2013
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo may soon exchange one presidential chair for another. Ferrari’s Chairman announced today in an open letter to Italiafutura, a liberal-centrist think-tank that he formed in 2009, that he would be a candidate for the presidency in the 2013 Italian elections.
"Italiafutura with its 40,000 members will be actively engaged in 2012 to try and change politics in Italy", said di Montezemolo in the letter, which was published on Gazzeta Dello Sport.
"The Second Republic has failed. When the Italian 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," di Montezemolo added.
Di Montezemolo, who apart from being Ferrari’s Chairman has also been the President of the Italian industry association Confidustria, has been tipped to enter politics for a long time. He always refuted those reports as nothing more than rumors. Up until now, that is.