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Conte wins crucial support for likely new Italian coalition

ROME — The leader of Italy’s opposition Democratic Party, calling for an end to the country’s political “season of hate,” acquiesced Wednesday to demands by the populist 5-Star Movement for another premiership by Giuseppe Conte so both rival forces can team up to keep from power the hard-right nationalist League party. Party leader Nicola Zingaretti told reporters after meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella that he informed the president that because the 5-Stars were the…