Italy's 5-Star picks journalist as presidential candidate


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  • Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement chose investigative television journalist Milena Gabanelli as its candidate for the presidency following an online vote by supporters, the anti-establishment party said on Tuesday.

The election of a successor to President Giorgio Napolitano, whose term ends on May 15, is a vital step toward resolving a stalemate after February's inconclusive election left no party able to form a government.

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