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Italy's president gives parties to Tuesday to build majority

Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the media following a day of consultations at the Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the media following a day of consultations at the Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the media following a day of consultations at the Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the media following a day of consultations at the Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the media following a day of consultations at the Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the media following a day of consultations at the Presidential Palace in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Leaders of Brothers of Italy party Luca Ciriani, Giorgia Meloni and Tommaso Foti meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella for consultations in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Leaders of Brothers of Italy party Luca Ciriani, Giorgia Meloni and Tommaso Foti meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella for consultations in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Leaders of Brothers of Italy party Luca Ciriani, Giorgia Meloni and Tommaso Foti meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella for consultations in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets League leader Matteo Salvini, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets League leader Matteo Salvini, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets League leader Matteo Salvini, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets League leader Matteo Salvini, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets League leader Matteo Salvini, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets League leader Matteo Salvini, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella is pictured in his office ahead of consultations on political crisis with leaders of main political parties in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is pictured in his office ahead of consultations on political crisis with leaders of main political parties in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is pictured in his office ahead of consultations on political crisis with leaders of main political parties in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi talks with Antonio Tajani after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi talks with Antonio Tajani after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi talks with Antonio Tajani after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, accompanied by Anna Maria Bernini, Mariastella Gelmini and Antonio Tajani, leaves a news conference after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, accompanied by Anna Maria Bernini, Mariastella Gelmini and Antonio Tajani, leaves a news conference after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo...more

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi, accompanied by Anna Maria Bernini, Mariastella Gelmini and Antonio Tajani, leaves a news conference after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets 5-Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets 5-Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets 5-Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets 5-Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets 5-Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Italian President Sergio Mattarella meets 5-Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Democratic Party leadership members Nicola Zingaretti, Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio and Paolo Gentiloni arrive for a news conference after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Democratic Party leadership members Nicola Zingaretti, Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio and Paolo Gentiloni arrive for a news conference after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo...more

Democratic Party leadership members Nicola Zingaretti, Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio and Paolo Gentiloni arrive for a news conference after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti speaks to the media, accompanied by leadership members Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio, Paolo Gentiloni and Paola De Micheli, after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti speaks to the media, accompanied by leadership members Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio, Paolo Gentiloni and Paola De Micheli, after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy,...more

Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti speaks to the media, accompanied by leadership members Andrea Marcucci, Graziano Delrio, Paolo Gentiloni and Paola De Micheli, after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Former Prime Minister and President of Democratic Party Paolo Gentiloni walks into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Former Prime Minister and President of Democratic Party Paolo Gentiloni walks into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Former Prime Minister and President of Democratic Party Paolo Gentiloni walks into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni speaks to the media after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni speaks to the media after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni speaks to the media after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni speaks to the media after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni speaks to the media after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Brothers of Italy party leader Giorgia Meloni speaks to the media after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti walks into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti walks into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti walks into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Democratic Party leaders Nicola Zingaretti and Paolo Gentiloni walk into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Democratic Party leaders Nicola Zingaretti and Paolo Gentiloni walk into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Democratic Party leaders Nicola Zingaretti and Paolo Gentiloni walk into the Presidential Palace for consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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