Italy Tries Again To Get Rivals To Form Government
Bersani wound up pleading with Napolitano to serve an unprecedented second term as head of state to help squabbling politicians get down to the business of giving Italy a new government.
Meanwhile, Italian media carried details of the latest corruption scandal to sully the nation's political class.
In the southern region of Basilicata, the governor resigned after a probe exposed abuses and fraud in expense accounts by local officials, including one who submitted reimbursement claims for dinner in restaurants in three different cities on the same day.
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