ROME, March 28 The junior partner in Italy's
centre-left alliance will not join a government that includes
former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi or his People of Freedom
(PDL) party, an official said on Thursday after talks between
parties following a deadlocked election.
"No matter what, we will be against any form of government
that contains in its majority the PDL or Berlusconi," Gennaro
Migliore, the lower house leader of the Left Freedom Ecology
(SEL) party told a reporters.
SEL is the junior partner of the centre-left alliance led by
Pier Luigi Bersani, who is due to report whether he has enough
support to form a government this week. Bersani has so far
resisted an agreement with his traditional centre-right rivals,
and has been rejected by newcomers, the 5-Star Movement.