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Italy PD lower house chief hopes to announce support for families

Graziano Delrio, lower house leader of Italy's Democratic Party, said on Tuesday that he hoped a possible new government with the 5-Star Movement will soon be able to announce tax cuts and financial..
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Italy's 5-Star says welcomes PD's openings on Conte, wants to talk

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Tuesday it welcomed signs from the Democratic Party (PD) that PD was willing to accept a return of Giuseppe Conte as prime minister and it wanted to..
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Italy's 5-Star, opposition at loggerheads over roles in putative new cabinet

Talks on forming a new Italian government ran into trouble on Tuesday as the ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) traded accusations over key jobs, including that of interior..
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Italy's PD Senate Chief sees progress on government deal with 5-Star

Government talks between the ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) have made progress, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Tuesday.
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Italy's 5-Star, opposition, clash over potential cabinet roles

Talks between Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new coalition government are at risk of failure over who should became the next interior minister, a PD..
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Italy's opposition PD says coalition talks at risk of failure

Talks between Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to form a new coalition government are at risk of failure over who should became the next interior minister, a PD..
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Italy's 5-Star suspends talks aimed at forming new government

Italy's 5-Star Movement suspended talks on forming a new ruling coalition with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday, saying it would only reconvene them when the PD committed to retain Prime..
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Italy's 5-Star suspends talks with PD, seeks commitment on Conte

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Tuesday that it will not reconvene government talks with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) until the PD publicly commits to a new coalition led by outgoing..
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Italy's PD, 5-Star on verge of government deal with Conte as PM

The ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party appeared on the verge of a deal to form a new Italian government on Monday after the PD indicated it had abandoned a veto on Giuseppe..
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Italy close to government deal as Conte meets party chiefs

A deal on forming a government in Italy between the 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) looked close on Monday after the PD indicated it had dropped a veto on Giuseppe Conte..
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Italy's Conte to meet with PD, 5-Star leaders at 1900 GMT: source

Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will hold talks with the leaders of 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) at 1900 GMT as the two parties try to seal a deal on forming..
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Italy government deal closer as PD drops veto on Conte return as PM

A deal on forming a government in Italy between the 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party (PD) looked closer on Monday after the PD indicated it had dropped a veto on Giuseppe Conte..
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Italy's PD, 5-Star set to agree on Conte as PM: PD sources

Italy's 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) are set to agree on outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte returning as head of a new government, two PD sources told Reuters on..
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Italy's 5-Star, PD leaders to meet on government crisis at 1600 GMT

The leaders of the 5-Star Movement and the Democratic Party (PD) will meet shortly to seek a way out of Italy's government crisis, a 5-Star spokesman said on Monday.
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Italy president to meet 5-Star, PD on government crisis on Wednesday

Italian President Sergio Mattarella will meet the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) on Wednesday to discuss the ongoing government crisis, the..
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Italy's PD senate leader says 'there are no vetoes' on Conte as PM

Italy's Democratic Party (PD) has no vetoes on outgoing prime minister Giuseppe Conte leading a government backed by it and the 5-Star Movement, PD Senate leader Andrea Marcucci said on Monday.
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Italy's PD says it, 5-Star must listen to each other quickly

Italy's main opposition Democratic Party (PD) and the 5-Star Movement must try to understand each other's points of view quickly, PD leader Nicola Zingaretti said on Monday as a deadline nears for the..
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Italy's PD, 5-Star need to listen to each other in coming hours: PD leader

Italy's main opposition Democratic Party (PD) and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement need to hold talks shortly and try to understand each other's points of view, PD leader Nicola Zingaretti said..
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Italy's 5-Star, PD talks on new government hit stumbling block over PM Conte

Talks between Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government have hit a stumbling block over the PD's opposition to Giuseppe Conte being..
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Italy's 5-Star, PD make early progress in talks on new government

The first day of talks between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new Italian government ended on Friday with both sides reporting progress and..
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Italy's PD says open to 5-Star's demand to cut number of MPs

Italy's opposition Democratic Party (PD), said on Friday that it accepted the 5-Star Movement's demand to cut the number of lawmakers, making a government deal between the two parties appear more..
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Italy's 5-Star plays hardball with PD as government talks begin

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement sought to gain the initiative as it began formal talks on Friday with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to try to form a coalition to end Italy's government..
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Italy 5-Star not planning talks with former ally League-lawmaker

Italy's 5-Star Movement will not hold talks with its former government ally the League while it tries to reach a deal on forming a new coalition with the Democratic Party (PD), a top lawmaker said on..
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Italy's PD government talks with 5-Star give reason for hope: lawmaker

Talks between the center-left Democratic Party (PD) and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to try to form a new Italian government were positive and "give good reason for hope", a PD lawmaker said..
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Italy's Di Maio says cutting number of MPs cannot wait: paper

The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement was quoted as saying on Friday the party's flagship proposal to slash the number of lawmakers could not wait - posing an apparent hurdle in talks to form a..
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Italy's 5-Star says it is working to avoid elections

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is working to give the country a new government and avoid snap elections, its leader Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday after meeting the head of state.
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Italy's Salvini keeps door open to possible new government with 5-Star

Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's hard-right League party, said on Thursday he would be willing to patch up his coalition with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement if it adopts a more constructive..
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Factbox: Hurdles in way of 5-Star/PD coalition government in Italy

Italy's main opposition party, the center-left Democratic Party (PD), has opened the door to talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on forming a government following the collapse of the..
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Italy's Berlusconi says his party wants snap vote after talks with President

Italy's opposition party Forza Italia wants the country to go to the ballot if a center-right government cannot be formed, leader Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday after coalition government between..
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Italy's PD leader says party will try to form government after talks with President

Italy's Democratic Party (PD) will try to form a new government after the collapse of the coalition made up of the 5 Star Movement and the League, PD leader Nicola Zingaretti said on Thursday.
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Italy's PD opens door to possible 5-Star government, sets conditions

Italy's main opposition party said on Tuesday it was ready to hold talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement over forming a government following the collapse of the previous, populist..
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Italy's former PM Renzi says he could be prepared to work with 5-Star movement

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said he could be prepared to work with the 5-Star Movement if he felt it could lead to having a constructive attitude towards Europe.
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Italy's Di Maio signals imminent end of government, thanks Conte

Luigi Di Maio, head of the ruling 5-Star Movement, signaled the imminent demise of Italy's coalition government on Tuesday with a Facebook post thanking Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
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Italy's PD has 'good' initial talks with 5-Star: PD source

Italy's opposition Democratic Party (PD) has held "good", initial contacts with the ruling 5-Star Movement over the possibility of forging a coalition, a PD source with knowledge of the talks said on..
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Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of..
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Italy's 5-Star not interested in new deal with League: Di Maio

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is not interested in patching up its ruling coalition with the right-wing League, party leader Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday.
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Italy's Salvini accepts cutting lawmakers, if followed by instant vote

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he would accept a proposal by ruling coalition partner the 5-Star Movement to slash the number of members of parliament, as long as..
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Italy's Di Maio says 5-Star is ready for elections

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday his 5-Star Movement did not fear fresh elections, after its coalition partner, the right-wing League, announced the government had broken..
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Italian Senate backs train link with France, widening coalition rift

The Italian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to..
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Italy Senate rejects motion to block train link with France

The Italian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to..
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Italy's 5-Star looks to get around two-term rule with word play

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement has suggested using verbal sleight of hand to solve a problem that has been bothering some of its politicians -- a rigid two-term limit on how long members can hold..
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Italy's warring coalition parties warn of government collapse

The leaders of Italy's coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over the election of the next European..
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Italy's Di Maio says League must state clearly if it wants to quit government

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who also heads the 5-Star Movement, said on Thursday his far-right League allies had to decide whether they wanted to quit the coalition or keep it going.
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Italy's Di Maio says government to survive, rules out alternative majority: paper

Italy's government, formed by the 5-Star Movement and the League party, will not fall as it is "the only possible one", Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio told the daily Il Corriere della Sera in an..
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Exclusive: Despite threats, Italy's 5-Star ready to compromise with Atlantia - sources

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement is noisily threatening to rip up Atlantia's motorway concession over last year's deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, but sources have told Reuters the party is prepared to..
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Ruling Italian coalition reaches deal over public tenders, in sign of improved relations

Italy's ruling parties, the League and 5-Star Movement, reached a deal on Tuesday over an overhaul of convoluted public tender rules in a sign that the coalition government is finally overcoming weeks..
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Italy's League and 5-star reach deal on building code: source

Italy's ruling coalition parties the League and 5-Star Movement have reached a deal to end their dispute over a reform of public tender regulations, a government source said on Tuesday.
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Italy's Di Maio says ready to back League's core proposals: paper

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement wants the coalition government to survive and is ready to back two measures which are a top priority for coalition partner the League, 5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said in..
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