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Dilemma: Coalition-Formula Politics and Question Monday

dilemma: More than half the ballots cast Sunday went to two populist forces that knew how to read the angry mood in a country where the brightest youths must go abroad to find decent careers and where hundreds of thousands of migrants were essentially marooned when many European Union partners slammed the door on these asylum-seekers rescued at sea, according to Toronto Star. The math added up to big dilemma, though. But whether these euroskeptics can put aside their distrust and rivalries to rule together was the big question Monday as the nation embarked on a new era following a quarter-century of largely predictable coalition-formula politics. Because no party or coalition captured enough seats to rule alone, and because the populists went into the election as sharp rivals despite their similar Italy first, stances, it was unclear if a government with the potential to last could be forged to tackle Italy's pressing economic and social problems. Emerging on top and the pick of nearly a third of those who cast ballots was the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, founded in 2009 by comic Beppe Grillo and the largest opposition force in the just-ended legislature. Read more Why Silvio Berlusconi looks like stability to many Italians Article Continued Below Four takeaways from Italy's chaotic election Italians to vote but no end in sight for political tensions No one seemed to have the answer Monday. react-empty 162 The next government is an enigma, read the front-page headline of the daily Corriere della Sera. ( As reported in the news.