August 26, 2019 / 5:53 PM / 25 days ago

Italy's PD leader optimistic on government deal with 5-Star after meeting

FILE PHOTO: Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti speaks to the media after consultations with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Italy, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

ROME (Reuters) - Nicola Zingaretti, leader of the centre-left Democratic Party, was upbeat on Monday over the possibility of reaching a government deal with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement after meeting 5-Star chief Luigi Di Maio.

“We are working to give Italy a new government ...I think that we are on the right track. I am optimistic,” Zingaretti told reporters.

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

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