March 29, 2013 / 1:37 PM / 5 years ago

Italy center-left rebuffs coalition deal with Berlusconi

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s center-left Democratic Party on Friday rebuffed former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s offer of a coalition deal to end political deadlock since an election last month.

“It is very difficult to think of a government supported by (Berlusconi‘s) PDL and the Democratic Party (PD). There are too many important issues in PDL policies that are light-years from those of the Democratic Party,” said Luigi Zanda, PD leader in the Senate.

Zanda spoke after Berlusconi insisted a coalition with the center-left was the only way to end the crisis. President Giorgio Napolitano is holding consultations with the big parties after Bersani failed to find a way out of the deadlock.

Reporting by Naomi O'Leary; editing by Barry Moody

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below