Kerry expresses confidence in Italy
- Associated Press
- February 28, 2013 - 8:17 AM
ROME - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed confidence in Italy's capacity to deal with a national vote that failed to produce a clear mandate for government.
Kerry was meeting later Wednesday with outgoing Premier Mario Monti during a visit to Rome. Speaking to reporters, Kerry said he was `'very confident about Italy's ability and desire to work through" the complicated results.
The Sunday-Monday vote left Pier Luigi Bersani's center-left coalition won control of the lower house, but the Senate is split after Beppe Grillo's civic movement and former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition. Bersani is expected to get the first bid at forming a government.
Kerry says the election demonstrated that Italians `'wanted change."
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