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    First sitting of Italian parliament ends in stalemate

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    Italy's new parliament has sat for the first time since an inconclusive election, but failed to achieve even its first task, that of electing speakers for either chamber.

    The majority centre-left led by Pier Luigi Bersani has ruled out any deal with Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right bloc, but can't get an agreement with the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement of Beppe Grillo..

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