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Italy's Renzi Cancels Meeting With 5-Star Over Reforms

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July 07, 2014 AT 10:05 AM
Italy's ruling Democratic Party on Monday canceled a meeting with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to discuss fundamental reforms, with each side blaming the other for the failure to meet. The setback with M5S may increase the chances that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will concentrate on sealing a deal with center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi to help push through changes to Italy's political system. The agreement to meet was a U-turn for former comedian Beppe Grillo's M5S, which had previously refused to talk to traditional parties.