Italy election: Nation in dramatic situation - Bersani

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 8:14

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Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani says Italy is in a "dramatic situation" after election results that leave the country in political stalemate.

 

Stock markets and the euro have fallen amid concerns the deadlock could re-ignite the euro-zone debt crisis.

 

But Bersani, whose coalition won most seats in parliament, did not identify a preferred partner in government.

 

He said all political parties should take responsibility for the country.