Italy's Democratic Party Leader Pier Luigi Bersani

Italy's Democratic Party Leader Pier Luigi Bersani

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Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of Italy's Democratic Party, major policy challenge” for the next government. Bersani, who polls show is the likely winner in the lower house, needs to triumph in the Senate races in the swing regions of Lombardy, Campania and Sicily to gain control of the government.