Martedì, 18 Settembre 2018
ROME

Bersani says PD takes stock with 'humility' of vote result

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Rome, February 26 - The leader of Italy's
Democratic Party (PD), long tipped to lead a centre-left
coalition to victory in February 24-25 national elections, on
Tuesday said his party had to take stock with ''humility'' of
the party's failure to secure a majority in the Senate, leaving
a hung parliament.
''For us it is a matter of taking stock, with simplicity,
awareness and humility of the results of the elections,
repeating our willingness to be useful to the country,'' Pier
Luigi Bersani said.
''These elections have assigned us a greater
responsibility: we are the majority coalition in the Chamber
(lower house) and the largest coalition in the Senate,'' Bersani
said during a press conference.
The PD leader meanwhile left the door open to meeting with
rabble-rousing comedian Beppe Grillo's Five-Star Movement's new
parliamentary representatives, but only after the new parliament
convenes.
''I am waiting for the parliament to convene, later there
will be the conditions to meet,'' Bersani said.
However, Bersani was critical of the Movement's
self-proclaimed ideology that its representatives will sit in
parliament and lend support to only those policies that they
approve.
Bersani said that governments don't work that way. The PD
leader said that government works on the basis of parliamentary
support overall, not on an issue-by-issue basis: ''This is our
constitution. Whoever comes into parliament has to deal with our
constitution and take his responsibility.''

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