ROME Feb 27 Populist leader Beppe Grillo, who
won the most votes in Italy's election, said on Wednesday his
5-Star Movement would support individual measures in parliament
but would not give a confidence vote to any government led by
Grillo said on Twitter that 5-Star "will not give any vote
of confidence in the (centre left ) Democratic Party (PD) or
anybody else but will vote in the chamber for laws which reflect
its programme". The centr-left won the most seats in parliament
but is well short of a governing majority.
Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani has put out
cautious feelers towards Grillo's party, which took a huge
protest vote in the election. But the 5-Star leader showed him
on his blog as "a dead man talking," suggesting any agreement
will be difficult.