Rivers of Hope

ROME (Reuters) – The 5-Star Movement that emerged as Italy’s largest party after a deadlocked election might support a government if it changed electoral law, cut politicians’ expenses and set a two-term limit for parliamentarians, its leader has told a magazine.

Parties have been wrangling over how to form a government as neither 5-Star, the center-left group led by Democratic Party (PD) leader Pier Luigi Bersani nor the center-right group led by People of Freedom (PDL) party head Silvio Berlusconi won full control of parliament in this week’s vote.

“If Bersani’s PD and Berlusconi’s PDL suggest an immediate change in the electoral law, cancellation of election expenses reimbursement, and a maximum of two terms for any deputies – we would of course support such a government immediately,” comic Beppe Grillo told German magazine…

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