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Italy president tells parties to stop fighting, quickly form government

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ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, in a tough address to the country's squabbling political parties, said on Monday they must agree to form a government without delay.

In his inaugural address to parliament after an unprecedented presidential re-election, the 87-year-old head of state repeatedly attacked the parties for their endless conflict and failure to reach agreement since an election in February.

He told the parliamentarians only a broad coalition was possible in the current circumstances and they must swiftly form an administration capable of winning confidence votes in both houses of parliament.

(Editing By Barry Moody)

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