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Italy: Salvini reiterates call for election, Di Maio wants 'to try until the end'02:04

Italy: Salvini reiterates call for election, Di Maio wants 'to try until the end'

Italy, Rome
August 22, 2019 at 17:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

The League Party leader Matteo Salvini reiterated his call for fresh parliamentary elections at a meeting with Italian president Sergio Mattarella in Rome on Thursday.

"The election is what would give a word to our employers, the Italian citizens. If someone tells me: 'Let's talk so that NOs become YES'. Let's improve the team. Let's improve the program. Let's set a rhythm and an objective not against but for... I always said that I am a concrete man, therefore I do not hold grudges," said Salvini adding that forming a coalition would be a waste of time.

Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said he would prefer a 'solid majority' coalition in the government. "I also think that not those who run away are courageous but those who try until the end to change things," said Di Maio.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella met with Italy's main party leaders to explore opportunities to form a new cabinet after prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday.

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The League Party leader Matteo Salvini reiterated his call for fresh parliamentary elections at a meeting with Italian president Sergio Mattarella in Rome on Thursday.

"The election is what would give a word to our employers, the Italian citizens. If someone tells me: 'Let's talk so that NOs become YES'. Let's improve the team. Let's improve the program. Let's set a rhythm and an objective not against but for... I always said that I am a concrete man, therefore I do not hold grudges," said Salvini adding that forming a coalition would be a waste of time.

Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said he would prefer a 'solid majority' coalition in the government. "I also think that not those who run away are courageous but those who try until the end to change things," said Di Maio.

Italian President Sergio Mattarella met with Italy's main party leaders to explore opportunities to form a new cabinet after prime minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday.

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