Italy fails to elect president once more

By Angelo Amante and Crispian Balmer
Updated January 27 2022 - 6:46pm, first published 6:44pm
Outgoing president Sergio Mattarella obtained 166 votes in parliament but does not want a new term.

Italy's parliament has failed to elect a new president for a fourth day running, with the main political blocs floundering in their efforts to find a mutually acceptable candidate for the powerful role.