Italian President Says Post-Election Political Deadlock is Inexcusable

Meeting scheduled today to pick a new prime minister


ROME, April 23 (UPI) — Italy's president said inexcusable political gridlock led to his re-election, then scheduled a Tuesday meeting with party leaders to choose a prime minister.

"The fact that in Italy there is a sort of widespread horror for any hypothesis of accord, alliance, mediation or convergence among different political forces is sign of a regression," Giorgio Napolitano said in his inaugural address.