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Italian center-left party reaches out to center-right for coalition

April 25, 2013 at 6:37 PM   |   Comments

ROME, April 25 (UPI) -- Members of Italy's center-left Democratic Party reached out to other parties Thursday to try to end the political deadlock caused by inconclusive elections.

Deputy Democratic Party head Enrico Letta spoke with center-right People of Freedom, or PdL, party members about forming a coalition, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

Letta was pushed to talk with other PdL members by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano after Letta criticized other parties for not agreeing on a broad-based reform government and said he would quit if they didn't.

Napolitano, recently re-elected to a second term, said Thursday both the PD and the PdL need to show "courage and determination" and form a left-right coalition.

Italian media said it was "too close to call" whether Letta would be able to form a coalition before financial markets open Monday.

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