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Italy PD party tells president ready to form government with 5-Star

ROME (Reuters) – The head of Italy’s opposition Democratic Party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, said on Wednesday that he had told the head of state his group was ready to try to form a government with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.

Speaking after talks with President Sergio Mattarella, Zingaretti told reporters his party was also ready to accept the 5-Star candidate for prime minister — the current premier Giuseppe Conte.

Traditionally bitter political rivals, the 5-Star and PD entered formal coalition talks last week after a ruling alliance between 5-Star and the right-wing League party collapsed this month following prolonged infighting.

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