Italy's political gridlock deepened on Wednesday with bickering between the main leftist party and a new anti-establishment movement, putting off the prospect of a new government soon after elections that have spooked Europe.
Italian comedian Beppe Grillo speaks to supporters during an election rally at Rome's Piazza San Giovanni, on February 22, 2013. Italy's political gridlock has deepened with bickering between the main leftist party and a new anti-establishment party putting off the prospect of a new government any time soon, following shock elections that have spooked Europe.
Comedian turned populist firebrand Beppe Grillo said his Five Star Movement (M5S) would not endorse the Democratic Party (PD), which won the most votes in the elections on Sunday and Monday but not enough to form a majority in parliament.
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