Berlusconi's coalition not too close, says Bersani
Center-left leader has his 'ear to the ground'06 February, 10:19
Bersani, in a radio interview on Radio Anch'io, said that "Berlusconi is calling in his forces and says he is in the passing lane in the polls...but because I have my ear to the ground, I hear many problems that are not part of electoral discussions," said Bersani.
Bersani's alliance is in front in the opinion polls with over a third of Italians expected to vote for it, but ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition has been gaining ground in recent weeks.
The centre left, led by Bersani's Democratic Party (PD), is still favoured to win the election, but it may not have a working majority in parliament.