Italy's Berlusconi hints open to alliance with centre-left
ROME (REUTERS) - 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," Mr 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.