The leader of Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, speaks following a talk with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, 13 May 2018Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Luigi di Maio: “It has been a very productive day”

The leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement says he has agreed on a coalition programme with the right-wing League.

Luigi di Maio said on Sunday that negotiations were continuing over who would lead the prospective coalition but it had been a “productive day”.

He added that the prime minister would not be a technocratic figurehead.

President Sergio Mattarella had set a Sunday deadline to break the stalemate after inconclusive elections in March.

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