Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani said Wednesday that only a mentally ill person would want Italy's top job as he scrambled against the clock to secure enough support to form a government in the recession-hit country.
Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani gives a press conference on March 22, 2013 at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome. Bersani, scrambling to secure enough support to form a government in recession-hit Italy, said Wednesday that only a mentally ill person would want the top job.
His comments came during last-minute talks with political parties before time runs out for Bersani, who was asked by Italy's president last week to try to forge a coalition but has been unable to strike a deal with his rivals.
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