Italian leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani admitted Tuesday he had "come first but not won" key elections and asked parties to help him push through reforms amid a political deadlock that sent markets tumbling.
Left-wing Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani speaks following the Italy's general election on February 26, 2013 in Rome. He said had "come first but not won" crucial elections and asked parties to join him in key reforms to respond to Italians' most urgent needs.
Bersani also warned that the huge anti-austerity protest vote that left the Italian parliament at an impasse was a warning for leaders across the continent.
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