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Three ruling coalition parties refuse to back Italy’s Draghi

Three of the parties in Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s coalition said Wednesday they would snub a confidence vote on his government, after fierce negotiations to find common ground failed.

The centre-right Forza Italia party, far-right League and the populist Five Star Movement told the Senate they would not vote, effectively cutting dead Draghi’s attempts to resolve a political crisis now expected to lead to his resignation and snap elections.


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