URGENT ¥¥¥ Leftist leader Bersani warns Italy in 'delicate situation'

Leftist leader Pier Luigi Bersani on Monday said Italy faced a "delicate situation" after his coalition appeared to have won a majority in the lower house but failed to take the upper house following critical elections.

"It is clear to everyone that this is a very delicate situation for the country. We will handle the responsibilities that these elections have given us in Italy's interest," Bersani said in his first reaction to the vote.