Italy's President Napolitano signs decree dissolving parliament at the Quirinale palace in Rome
Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano (R) signs a decree dissolving parliament, in the presence of acting Prime Minister Romano Prodi (2nd R), Cabinet Undersecretary Enrico Letta (2nd L), Quirinale Secretary-General Donato Marra (L) and legal counsel Salvatore Sechi at the Quirinale palace in Rome February 6, 2008.Italy called a snap election for mid-April on Wednesday, heralding the possible return to power of media magnate Silvio Berlusconi who has a solid poll lead over the collapsed centre-left coalition. In a dramatic sequence of events even by Italian standards, Prodi resigned last month after his allies defected. Attempts to set up an interim government failed and Berlusconi's calls for an immediate election prevailed. REUTERS/Enrico Oliverio-Italian Presidency Press Office (ITALY). EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.