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Italy's Berlusconi hints open to alliance with centre-left

Published on Feb 26, 2013 4:28 PM
 
A portrait of Silvio Berlusconi reading "love always wins over envy and hate" is seen inside People of Freedom party (PDL) party headquarters in downtown Rome on Feb 25, 2013. 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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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.

 
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