The electoral system in Italy needs to be radically reformed if the country is to avoid the kind of gridlock it is currently faced with, a senior MEP has told New Europe.

Gianni Pittella, vice-president of the European Parliament and member of the Partito Democratico, the party of Pier Luigi Bersani, the centre-left candidate who is hopeful of receiving presidential approval for forming a government, told New Europe that the new prime minister needs to address the flaws in the ...

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