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Italian President Sergio Mattarella addresses journalists after consultations with political parties, on May 7, 2018 at the Quirinale palace in Rome. - Italy is facing a third month of political paralysis after talks between the centre-left and the Five Star Movement over a coalition government failed to get off the ground. President Sergio Mattarella holds a fresh round of consultations "to see if the parties have other ideas for a government majority". (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
Italian President Sergio Mattarella addresses journalists after consultations with political parties, on May 7, 2018 at the Quirinale palace in Rome. - Italy is facing a third month of political paralysis after talks between the centre-left and the Five Star Movement over a coalition government failed to get off the ground. President Sergio Mattarella holds a fresh round of consultations "to see if the parties have other ideas for a government majority". (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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