'Only mentally ill would want to run Italy'



London: Italy's would-be prime minister has said only a mentally ill person would want to govern the country now, as the eurozone's third biggest democracy continues to tie itself in knots.

Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani, who won the General Election last month but who lacks a vital majority in the Upper House of Parliament, said that only a mentally ill person could have an itching desire to govern right now.

Bersani said that he wants things to be clear: "He is ready to assume a huge amount of responsibility, but he asked everyone else to all take on a little bit themselves."

In order to form a government, Bersani needs to be confident he can win the mandatory confidence votes in both houses of Parliament.

But instead of offering to vote with the centre-left in the Senate confidence motion, M5S appears set on having all of its radicals demands, such as decimating MPs' salaries and fighting corruption, met first, the report added.

ANI