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Italian president asks Bersani to see if he can form government

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday asked center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani to see if he has enough support to form a government, and to report back to the head of state as soon as possible.Full story

Italy president mulls new technocrat government-sources

ROME (Reuters) - President Giorgio Napolitano is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by a non-politician as one way out of Italy's political stalemate, Italian officials said on Tuesday. Full story

Final polls show Italy's center-left needs Monti to govern

ROME (Reuters) - The center-left is on course to win Italy's election despite a remarkable surge by Silvio Berlusconi, but it is likely to have to form a governing coalition with outgoing premier Mario Monti, final polls before the Feb 24-25 vote showed on Friday. Full story

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