Sunday, April 21, 2013

Italy's Grillo denounces party deal making over president

The leader of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Beppe Grillo, on Sunday criticized the re-election of President Giorgio Napolitano as a desperate attempt to retain power by a discredited establishment.

The euro zone's third largest economy is still without a government two months after a general election, has scarcely grown in 20 years and is grappling with the highest level of unemployment in decades.

Talks on the formation of a new administration are expected to resume in the coming week, with the parties under pressure from Napolitano to reach a deal.