Italy's Berlusconi 'open' to alliance after defeat

Berlusconi on Tuesday indicated he was open to an alliance between his centre-right coalition and the centre-left group that won most seats in Italy's parliamentary election.

Italy's Berlusconi 'open' to alliance after defeat

World Bulletin / News Desk

Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday indicated he was open to an alliance between his centre-right coalition and the centre-left group that won most seats in Italy's parliamentary election.

"Italy cannot be left ungoverned, we have to reflect," Berlusconi said in a television interview when asked whether he was open to joining with the centre-left. He said all parties need to sacrifice something for the common good.

On the other hand he explicitly ruled out a coalition with outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti, and said his austerity policies had dragged Italy into recession.

The centre-left won a majority in the lower house in the election on Sunday and Monday but not in the Senate, which it must hold to be able to legislate.

Last Mod: 26 Şubat 2013, 11:09
Add Comment