ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella is ready to give more time to the League and 5-Star Movement to strike a government deal aimed at ending nine weeks of political stalemate, a source in the president’s office said on Thursday.
The two parties asked the head of state on Wednesday for 24 hours to see if they could agree to a coalition pact. A source close to 5-Star told Reuters on Thursday he believed they might need “a few more days” to close a deal.
Reporting by Massimiliano Di Giorgio; Writing by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Philip Pullella
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