FILE -- In this file photo taken on Dec. 11 2010, Italian center-left leader Pierluigi Bersani waves the party flag at the end of his speech during a demonstration in Rome. The ascent

 

              FILE -- In this file photo taken on Dec. 11 2010, Italian center-left leader Pierluigi Bersani waves the party flag at the end of his speech during a demonstration in Rome.  The ascent
FILE -- In this file photo taken on Dec. 11 2010, Italian center-left leader Pierluigi Bersani waves the party flag at the end of his speech during a demonstration in Rome. The ascent of Bersani _ whose camp in late January enjoyed roughly 33 percent support against some 27 percent for the Berlusconi side _ also has much to do with his ability to draw on the former Communist Party's entrenched network of activists, funding and economic connections, such as business cooperatives. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)