ROME (Reuters) - President Sergio Mattarella summoned Carlo Cottarelli, a former senior director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for talks on Monday, his office said in a statement - a move that suggested he may ask him to head a technocrat government.
Earlier on Sunday, Mattarella effectively scuttled efforts to form a coalition government supported by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League after he rejected their choice for economy minister.
Most political parties have said they would not back a technocrat government in parliament and would push for early elections in the autumn if a coalition administration failed to take office.
Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Richard Balmforth
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