ROME (Reuters) - Italian centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi aims to strengthen a centre-right coalition which won the most seats at a national election in Sunday in order to form a government, his party said in a statement on Monday.
Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party was unexpectedly surpassed by the far-right League in the alliance, which together won about 37 percent of the vote, shy of a parliamentary majority.
Forza Italia said Berlusconi had met League leader Matteo Salvini on Monday and congratulated him.
Reporting by Francesca Piscioneri, writing by Isla Binnie