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Italy election: Nation in 'dramatic situation'

26 February 2013 Last updated at 22:43 GMT

Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani says Italy is in a "dramatic situation" after election results that leave the country in political stalemate.

Stock markets and the euro have fallen amid concerns the deadlock could re-ignite the eurozone debt crisis.

But Mr Bersani, whose coalition won most seats in parliament, did not identify a preferred partner in government.

Gavin Hewitt reports from Rome.