Thomson ReutersFebruary 1, 2013 14:01
* Ex-Monte Paschi chairman re-elected as bank lobby head despite probe
* Enjoyed support of politicians, other bankers as trouble brewed
* Forced to quit banking lobby over massive derivatives losses
By Giselda Vagnoni
ROME, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Giuseppe Mussari, former chairman of Monte dei Paschi, has few friends these days as a scandal swamps the bank. But only a few months ago he was unanimously re-elected as head of Italy's main banking lobby despite questions about his conduct.