Renzi concludes govt talks with Berlusconi
Ex-premier confirms opposition, wishes PD premier-designate well19 February, 12:31
On Wednesday he said Forza Italia would vote in favor of Renzi initiatives if deemed "in the interest of Italians".
The ex-premier, kicked out of the Senate last year for a tax-fraud conviction, has already successfully negotiated an election-reform bill with Renzi, the 39-year-old head of the center-left Democratic Party (PD). His meeting Wednesday with Renzi was his first time back at parliament offices since his Senate ouster. "We discussed the need to approve the election law on time and without any changes," said Berlusconi. The bill went before the House this week. Renzi has vowed to pass it by the end of the month. "We wish the premier-designate and his team all the best," added Berlusconi. "We're also in favor of rejuvenating the government. Today I met a premier who's half my age - a good sign for the renewal of the ruling class".