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Political representatives of several parties continued to meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, in Rome on Wednesday, in a bid to find solutions to the political crisis in the country.
The leader of Brothers of Italy Giorgia Meloni said her party insists on new elections and issued a call for Italians to take to the streets if their demand was not met.
Dieter Steger from the South Tyrolean People's Party said his party would abstain from giving a vote of trust in the proposed interim coalition between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and Democratic Party (PD), but stated that they don't exclude giving it support in the future, which would be decided on a case by case basis.
The talks come amid an ongoing political crisis which began on August 20 when Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned after Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini withdrew his League party from the governing coalition and proposed a no confidence vote against Conte.
Coalition talks between M5S and PD to form a new government are ongoing. Mattarella has warned the two parties that they have until Wednesday to form a stable coalition or he will be forced to call a snap election.