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Italian President Giorgio Napolitano is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by non-politician in a serious bid to end the political hazard in Italy, officials said on Tuesday.
Napolitano is in trouble, although a coalition led by the center-left Pier Luigi Bersani achieved a majority in the lower house after narrowly beating a center-right led by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, but no party or coalition got a majority in the Senate, causing a hung parliament.
Napolitano’s solution would only come into effect if Bersani failed to form a government after receiving an initial mandate from the president.
Center-left leader Bersani managed to win the lower house of parliament but failed to secure a majority in the senate in the election last month.
While Beppe Grillo, leader of the 5-star movement has refused earlier to back Bersani, and flatly rejected Bersani`s appeal and heaped more insults on the PD leader.
Grillo responded to speculation of forming a technocrat government by saying he would not support such administration.
The impressive performance by the 5-star movement in the Italian elections shows many Italians are unhappy with how the euro zone’s third-largest economy is being handled.
Napolitano has shown a partiality toward technocracy before when he appointed Mario Monti to replace Silvio Berlusconi’s in 2011.
The political stalemate has caused tension among the European periphery amid concerns that impasse could reignite the sovereign debt crisis.
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