Bersani 'out of danger' after brain hemorrhage
Former center-left leader 'in good condition'17 January, 17:53
Doctors say there seems to be no brain damage, with the patient "conscious and collaborative".
Bersani failed to lead the centre-left PD to victory in last year's general election despite having a big lead in the polls beforehand after conducting a colourless campaign.
After the vote, he then could not persuade the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) to back a government led by him after the election.
Instead, the PD had to settle for a left-right coalition headed by Bersani's then deputy, Enrico Letta.
Named premier in April, Letta visited Bersani in hospital Friday for an hour and a half. Bersani quit as PD chief the same month after internal revolts prevented the party from having two of the candidates he had chosen elected as Italian president.