The leaders have been in talks on a coalition agreement in order to bring an end to over two months of political deadlock following inconclusive elections. "The next few days will be crucial", Luigi Di Maio told reporters after meeting with Mr. Mattarella.
On Wednesday morning Salvini said that negotiations were nearing conclusion, while Di Maio confirmed the two parties could wrap up the "contract of government" within the day.
His words were backed up by Guglielmo Picchi, an MP and senior policy adviser for Lega.More news: Trump Jr. says he can't recall discussing Russia probe with his father
"There is no time to lose, there is no space for technocrat government", League leader Matteo Salvini said in a statement.
Salvini said the League wanted "strong government and a tax and security revolution", but admitted it remained "far apart" from M5S on several issues.
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But the two parties may disagree on how to put their policies into action, with Five Star looking less ready than Lega to an open war.
In a Facebook video, Di Maio said that the establishment feared change but "the more they attack us the more I am motivated" to reach a deal.
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Carla Ruocco, a Five Star lawmaker, added: "We want balance and the wellbeing of the country within the European framework, we've always said this".