23 august 2019

Italy's president gives parties to Tuesday to build majority


President Sergio Mattarella seeks swift end to weeks of political turmoil while Democratic Party (PD) raises bar for coalition deal with 5-Star. Italian President Sergio Mattarella speaks to the press after consultations with political parties' leaders, in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. (Francesco Ammendola/Presidential Palace/Handout / Reuters) President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday gave Italy's bickering parties five days to clinch a deal to resolve a political crisis and avoid a snap [...]