Italian Prime Minister Monti gestures during a news conference in Rome

 
Italian Prime Minister Monti gestures during a news conference in Rome
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti gestures during a news conference in Rome February 25, 2013. Conflicting early forecasts of the result of Italy's election on Monday raised the spectre of deadlock in parliament that could paralyze a new government and re-ignite the euro zone crisis. Officials from both centre and left warned that such gridlock could make Italy ungovernable and force new elections. REUTERS/Max Rossi