Pier Luigi Bersani

  • Parties may struggle to form government in Italy February 27, 2013

    Rome: A center-left group of parties appears to have the best shot at forming a coalition government in Italy after an inconclusive national election, but the challenge is steep and comes amid public anger over austerity measures. If Italian parties fail to form a governing coalition, new elections would be...
  • Italy faces political deadlock after election results February 26, 2013

    Rome: Italy faced political deadlock on Tuesday after a stunning election that saw the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement of comic Beppe Grillo become the strongest party in the country but left no group with a clear majority in parliament. "The winner is: Ingovernability" was the headline in Rome newspaper Il Messaggero,...
  • Italian polls head to a deadlock, chopper deal probe may suffer February 26, 2013

    Rome: The voting in Italian elections finished on Monday. As counting is on, indications are that none of the two alliances will be able to form a government. While sources say that this is normal in Italy, the deadlock could mean that the fate of the AgustaWestland chopper deal probe...
  • Will probably not contest elections, says Italy PM Monti December 23, 2012

    Rome: Italian caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti indicated in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that he would probably not stand in a February election but would try to convince the winner to complete the reforms his government has begun. Monti, who is expected to end weeks of speculation about...