ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s opposition Democratic Party (PD) has held “good”, initial contacts with the ruling 5-Star Movement over the possibility of forging a coalition, a PD source with knowledge of the talks said on Monday.
The 5-Star’s current coalition partner, the League, has said it will present a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in an attempt to trigger a snap election.
5-Star declined to comment on the status of any talks with the PD, saying the party was waiting to hear Conte’s address to parliament slated for Tuesday. If Conte resigns, President Sergio Mattarella will open consultations to see if any new administration can take office or if elections must be called.
(Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Crispian Balmer)