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Italy’s PM to address Parliament on latest coalition crisis

ROME (AP) — Premier Giuseppe Conte is planning to address the Italian Parliament on how he plans to deal with the political crisis triggered by a small coalition partner withdrawing its support and putting Conte’s center-left government at risk of collapse The presidential palace said Conte told Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday that he intends to go before Parliament to lay out “the indispensable political clarification” about the crisis. Italy’s Senate says the premier is set to address lawmakers early next week. Previous premiers have used such appearances during past government crises to announce their resignations. The current situation results from former Premier Matteo Renzi removing his small centrist party from Conte’s 16-month-old governing coalition on Wednesday

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