Leader of Italy's Left-Leaning Bloc Rules Out Coalition With Berlusconi

Recent election has left no party in control of the lower house or the Senate


(Reuters)—Italian center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Friday ruled out forming a coalition with Silvio Berlusconi to solve an intractable crisis after this week's inconclusive election.

In an interview with the daily La Repubblica, Bersani, whose group holds a majority in the lower house but not in the Senate, said center-right leader Berlusconi had "no concept of responsibility beyond his own interests".