Many here think that a grand coalition between left and right would be a decent enough solution - but PD leader Pier Luigi Bersani disagrees. He instead tried to win over members of the Five Star Movement – led by former comic Beppe Grillo – to join a coalition, but has failed so far.
Economic and political crisis
"Grillo should finally come to his senses and give up his blockade," says Christina Zunecchi, who had voted for him. She is surprised and upset about the fact that he is sticking to his promise not to join any coalition.
"Things are really bad for us in economic terms and yet politicians only think about themselves and only play their little games. That really makes me angry. My oldest son has a university degree with distinction and hasn't managed to find a job for two years now. My younger son also can't find a job and my youngest one is still in school. My husband's got a job but the salaries are way too little compared to living expenses," she says.Former comic?