Italy election: Nation in dramatic situation - Bersani

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 8:14


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.