Leader of Italy's Democratic Party Pier Luigi Bersani

Leader of Italy's Democratic Party Pier Luigi Bersani

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Italy’s Pier Luigi Bersani is seeking to broaden his appeal beyond his labor base by citing his backing for Monti, while at the same time appeasing the union supporters and anti-government wing of the party that helped win a primary challenge with more than 60 percent of the vote.