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Question. Is there an example of a compact $3$-dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold with finite fundamental group $G$ that does not admit a free action on $S^3$?

This question is motivated by the following: it is known that many simply-connected Clabi-Yau 3-folds admit a singular Lagrangian torus fibration over $S^3$. I don't know if there are exceptions. On the other hand, if $\pi_1$ is finite and we still have a lagrangean torus fibration, one can expect that the base is a lens space. But in this case probably $\pi_1$ of the CY-manifold will be equal to $\pi_1$ of the base.

PS. As Tony Pantev explains, the answer to this question is YES -- there are such examples. On the other hand, if we assume that a finite group $G$ is acting freely on a CY 3-manifold preserving the volume form and preserving a Lagrangian torus fibration, this should impose some very strong restrictions on $G$. I wonder if anyone bothered to work out what is the restriction :).

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# Finite fundamental groups of 3-dimensional Calabi-Yau manifolds

Question. Is there an example of a compact $3$-dimensional Calabi-Yau manifold with finite fundamental group $G$ that does not admit a free action on $S^3$?

This question is motivated by the following: it is known that many simply-connected Clabi-Yau 3-folds admit a singular Lagrangian torus fibration over $S^3$. I don't know if there are exceptions. On the other hand, if $\pi_1$ is finite and we still have a lagrangean torus fibration, one can expect that the base is a lens space. But in this case probably $\pi_1$ of the CY-manifold will be equal to $\pi_1$ of the base.