Angry Italians say 'basta' to austerity

There only comprehensible result to emerge from Italy's confounding election so far is that austerity is out. But now the fragile eurozone nation risks total gridlock.

Amid the see-sawing results coming out of Rome on Monday, one thing was quickly very clear: against a backdrop of declining wages and pensions and a sharp rise in unemployment, a majority of Italians issued a clear basta to austerity.


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