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Italian 'Left' mulls 'Five Star deal', to end deadlock

Senior members of Italy's vanquished Democratic Party are eyeing a possible deal with the triumphant Five Star Movement, following an election that left the country a 'hung parliament', with anti-establishment and far-right parties vying to form a government. Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League, says "his team is ready to govern". The far-right League is the biggest party in the right- wing coalition that came first securing 37 percent of the vote, but failed to win an overall majority,
However, Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, declared his party "the winners", after obtaining alone, nearly 33 percent of the vote. The Five Star Movement would also have to form alliances in parliament to gain a majority.

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