Italy's top two parties demand re-vote rather than neutral govt

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An election during the summer holiday season would be a first for Italy.

Significantly more than two months after inconclusive a March 4 election, " President Sergio Mattarella encouraged political leaders to back the government before at the funding is passed, " also cautioned that calling elections before 20-19 would expose Italy to unnecessary dangers.

"I hope that various forces have a positive response by assuming their responsibilities in the interests of Italy", he said.

The March 4 ballot produced a hung parliament, with the centre-right bloc taking the most seats, and the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement emerging as the biggest single party.

Says that Lega leader Matteo Salvini and Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi clashed at a center-right meeting on Sunday, over Five Star Movement's proposal for government talks.

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5-Star leader Luigi Di Maio, meanwhile, vowed to reject any "technical" government proposed by President Sergio Mattarella.

"(We have) No faith in a "neutral" government, which is synonymous with a government of technocrats.

Mattarella said that would be impossible.

While fall elections would make it impossible to approve a new budget law by the end of the year, putting the country's fragile economic recovery at risk and exposing it to "offensive maneuvers from financial speculation" on worldwide markets. And he said the current caretaker government of Premier Paolo Gentiloni had run its course after the Democrats lost their majority.

Mattarella chastised the parties for conducting "needlessly harsh and argumentative" electoral campaigns, which he said probably reduced the chances of their coming to an agreement. "A government of service".

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