PD leader says Italy needs change and government
Bersani made comments after meeting with President Napolitano21 March, 20:00
The center-left Democratic Party (PD) "is at the disposal of the nation to help institute change for the financial crisis and in relation to values and principles", Bersani said.
The PD is the leading political party in Italy, Bersani said. Even so, there was no plan A or plan B should consultations held by Napolitano fail find a political leader that can gather enough support to cobble together an executive to be voted in by parliament. Napolitano has met with political leaders, including former premier Silvio Berlusconi, who heads the center-right People of Freedom party (PdL), and Beppe Grillo, the founder of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) that many dissatisfied voters turned to as a protest ballot.