Times says Italy needs 'more Monti medicine'
If Bersani allies with Left, country risks return to instability22 February, 16:30
With Italian elections due to start on Sunday, an editorial in the daily paper warns that Italy should not veer from the course of reforms and austerity it has undertaken with technocrat Premier Monti.
If Monti is squeezed out of politics in elections Sunday and Monday, "it would waste the painful sacrifices endured by Italian taxpayers on his watch and would risk a return to dangerous instability in and beyond the eurozone," the editorial said.
Center-left candidate and Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani should seek an alliance with "the political center to form a government, and not towards the left" if he is victorious.
Otherwise, Italy risks a return to "dangerous instability".