Italian President to Try and Break Stalemate in Meeting With Political Leaders

Could appoint a technocrat to lead a government


(Reuters)—Italian President Giorgio Napolitano meets political leaders on Friday in a bid to break a month-old stalemate after an election left no party able to form a government.

Center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani, who won the biggest share of the vote in the February 25 vote but fell short of a majority, told Napolitano on Thursday he had failed to secure enough support from rival parties to form a government.