(ANSA) - Milan, February 11 - Leader of the Italian center
left, Pier Luigi Bersani, swung hard at rivals on Monday,
questioning the sanity of the center right and the loftiness of
moderates, as the countdown continues to national parliamentary
and regional elections February 24-25.
"Between Berlusconi, who considers women to be like blow-up
dolls, Maroni who proposes a Lombard currency, and Storace who
used the celtic cross, I say, 'But where are we going?' One has
to watch out," Pier Luigi Bersani said on Radio 105, making
reference to centre-right chief Silvio Berlusconi, the Northern
League candidate for the presidency of Lombardy, Roberto
Maroni, and the centre-right candidate for the presidency of
Lazio, Francesco Storace.
Bersani even skewered outgoing Premier Mario Monti, who is
running in the current parliamentary elections in alliance with
"I respect Monti but he always looks down from on high and
is a bit thin-skinned. There is absolutely no agreement with
moderate and centrist forces," said Bersani on Radio Montecarlo,
expressing worry that the centrist parties may seek to interfere
with non-sectarian, "European" civil rights reforms.