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Italian president says forming new government cannot be rushed

REFILE - REMOVING WORD AT THE END OF SECOND SENTENCE Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano gestures during a news conference following talks with German counterpart Joachim Gauck in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

REFILE - REMOVING WORD AT THE END OF SECOND SENTENCE Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano gestures during a news conference following talks with German counterpart Joachim Gauck in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said...more

REFILE - REMOVING WORD AT THE END OF SECOND SENTENCE Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano gestures during a news conference following talks with German counterpart Joachim Gauck in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Italian President Giorgio Napolitano lifts his hat as he meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) for talks at the Chancellery in Berlin February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano lifts his hat as he meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) for talks at the Chancellery in Berlin February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano lifts his hat as he meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) for talks at the Chancellery in Berlin February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano gestures during a news conference following talks with German counterpart Joachim Gauck in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano gestures during a news conference following talks with German counterpart Joachim Gauck in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government...more

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano gestures during a news conference following talks with German counterpart Joachim Gauck in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano (L) and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck address a news conference in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano (L) and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck address a news conference in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed...more

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano (L) and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck address a news conference in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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The Italian national flag is pictured after a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

The Italian national flag is pictured after a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new...more

The Italian national flag is pictured after a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano in Berlin February 28, 2013. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday that the formation of a new government could not be rushed because of what he said were unfounded fears that Italy was a threat to the stability of Europe. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
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