ROME Feb 25 Italy faces a period of instability
that will hurt Europe and the euro if preliminary projections
are confirmed and there is no stable majority in the Senate, a
top centre-left official said on Monday.
Most projections have showed the centre-right ahead in key
regions needed to control the Senate. Data regarding the lower
house, which includes younger voters, have yet to be reported.
Referring to the sum of the votes of Silvio Berlusconi's
centre-right bloc and Beppe Grillo's 5-Star Movement, Enrico
Letta, deputy head of the Democratic Party (PD), said: "If these
results are confirmed, then 55 to 60 percent of Italian voters
have voted brutally against the euro, Europe, (German Chancellor
Angela) Merkel and Germany."
"This vote may deal a very heavy blow to Europe," he said on
RAI state television. "This is the beginning of a very
complicated week in which a stable government should have been
put in place to help guide a forecast exit from the crisis, but
instead we may have a totally unstable government."