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Italy president seeks counsel to end gridlock

March 30. 2013 9:36AM
Associated Press

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(AP) Italy's president says he's asked outside advisers to help him end the political gridlock that has prevented the formation of a government more than a month after inconclusive elections.

President Giorgio Napolitano said Saturday he's formed two groups of counselors who will come up with economic and social recommendations that could be shared by Italy's political parties in hopes of forming a government. The names weren't immediately released.

Napolitano's decision came after another round of talks failed Friday to end the deadlock.

Analysts say Napolitano will most likely ask a figure outside of partisan politics to put together a government that can last long enough to enact economic and electoral reform before new elections are called.

Parliament is largely split in three blocs, each without enough seats to govern alone.

Associated Press

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