Italian in disarray as lawmakers vote for Prez

Voting in Italy`s Parliament to pick a president entered a chaotic third day on Saturday, with the left in total disarray after its leaders resigned over failure to get their candidates elected.

Italy centre-left leader Bersani to resign

Italy`s centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Friday told members of his party he would step down after failing to push through his preferred candidate for president.

No Italian president after third round of voting

Italy`s Parliament on Friday failed for a third time to elect a successor to President Giorgio Napolitano, and was voting again, this time with former Premier Romano Prodi being pushed as a candidate.