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Supporters hope Italy's Bersani can unite country

Supporters of Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani are looking to the cigar-chomping former communist to become their next prime minister and unite the crisis-hit country. "I am expecting change and a sense of direction," 33-year-old Emiliano said at an election rally this week in a small theatre near the Arno River on the outskirts of Florence. "I think it would be good for the people and for the country," he added. Enzo Pisanu came from Sardinia for the rally -- co-hosted by Bersani and his former rival for the party leadership, Florence mayor Matteo Renzi.
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