Italian PM Romano Prodi was originally supposed to meet Segolene Royal at a rally in Lyon yesterday, but instead, he today issued an appeal to Royal and Francois Bayrou to form a new alliance of the center-left.
"I am convinced that new alliances of the center-left can give a new dynamism to the political and democratic life of our societies and our Europe. They are the essential condition to make Europe more democratic, more political and more social.
All through this election, you will take part in the restoration of the French political life and beyond, of the European political life. (...) You can become together the new majority of France and we can become together, in 2009, the new majority of Europe."
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