ROME, March 28 President Giorgio Napolitano will
hold a new round of talks with Italy's political parties on
Friday to try to form a government after last month's
inconclusive elections, the president's office said.
The statement came after centre-left leader Pier Luigi
Bersani said on Thursday that his week-long attempt to find
cross-party support for an administration had not produced
Napolitano's talks will begin at 1000 GMT and will be
completed before the end of the day, a spokesman for the
The talks will begin with Silvio Berlusconi's People of
Freedom party, the spokesman said. The final meeting, with
Bersani's Democratic party, is scheduled to begin at 1730 GMT.