August 26, 2019 / 5:16 PM / 24 days ago

Italy's Conte to meet with PD, 5-Star leaders at 1900 GMT - source

FILE PHOTO: Italy's acting Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at Biarritz airport in Anglet for the G7 summit, France, August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will hold talks with the leaders of 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) at 1900 GMT as the two parties try to seal a deal on forming a new government, a PD source said on Monday.

5-Star are insisting that Conte be reinstated as prime minister at the head of any coalition with the PD, but a final agreement has not been reached yet, the source added.

Reporting by Angelo Amante, writing by Giselda Vagnoni, editing by Gavin Jones

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