Di Pietro steps down as Italy of Values party head
Supporters ask IdV founder to reconsider, help relaunch26 February, 20:20
Supporters asked the former "Clean Hands" star prosecutor to stay on and help "refound, renew and relaunch" the party he founded, a statement said. The party's presidency said that it wanted Di Pietro to revoke his resignation and remain with the party as it goes through a rebuilding process that calls for, among other steps, the start of a new party congress by December 31.
In its statement, the IdV presidency admitted that its recent electoral experience - within a political alliance called Civil Revolution - was "flunked" by voters.