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Italy’s 5-Star, League to see president about government on Monday: statement

FILE PHOTO: Italian President Sergio Mattarella leaves after speaking to the media during the second day of consultations at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy, April 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League party will meet with President Sergio Mattarella on Monday, when they are expected to seek his backing for their prime minister candidate.

Mattarella must sign off on their premier pick before the two parties can begin to put together a coalition government that could face confidence votes in parliament later this week.

The 5-Star delegation will meet Mattarella at his palace at 5:30 p.m. (1530 GMT), with the League group going in half-an-hour later, a statement from Mattarella’s office said.

Reporting by Steve Scherer

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