Italian President Sergio Mattarella (centre) receives Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte (right) in Rome on Sunday. But Conte has now withdrawn from the process of forming a government. Photo: EPA

Italy plunges into political crisis after president vetoes Eurosceptic minister and government talks collapse

New elections loom as would-be prime minister Giuseppe Conte gives up bid to form a government, after refusing to find an alternative to proposed economy minister Paolo Savona

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella (centre) receives Italy's premier-designate Giuseppe Conte (right) in Rome on Sunday. But Conte has now withdrawn from the process of forming a government. Photo: EPA
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