Italy's government crisis runs on as coalition talks fall apart

Crisis talks seeking to resurrect Italy’s centre-left governing coalition fell apart late on Tuesday, leaving the country at a crossroads that could result in fresh elections. Party negotiations mediated by the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Roberto Fico, broke down late on Tuesday, he said in Rome. Fico had been leading talks to find a parliamentary majority among parties that had supported the previous government under Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella had sought Fico’s help to solve the crisis triggered when Conte submitted his resignation last Tuesda…

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