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Photos show Bersani at home recovering from brain surgery

Magazine to publish latest images of former centre-left leader

11 February, 19:46
Photos show Bersani at home recovering from brain surgery (ANSA) - Rome, February 11 - Images of Pier Luigi Bersani, former leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) who suffered a brain aneurysm in early January, were to be published in the weekly newsmagazine Chi in its Wednesday edition.

The photos are among the first showing Bersani as he recovers from emergency brain surgery in a Parma hospital in mid-January after he was admitted on January 5.

The images reportedly show him in excellent shape, walking near his home as he continues a rehabilitation program.

Doctors at the Maggiore hospital in Parma had said there appeared to be no brain damage to Bersani, who failed to lead the PD to victory in last year's general election.

After the election, 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.