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Former PM Berlusconi calls for ‘stable’ Italian government or new elections

Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday called for either a strong new government or a fresh round of votes, while centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani rapped his political rivals for grandstanding during a deadlock that followed inconclusive elections. Bersani’s coalition got the most votes in the February 24-25 ballot but failed…

Italy’s center-left party poised to win general election

Italy’s centre-left led by Pier Luigi Bersani was poised to win the general election, according to exit polls on Monday, with a large lead over Silvio Berlusconi’s party. The centre-left is set to snap up to 34.5 percent of the vote, with 29 percent going to the centre-right, according to…