New Govt Agreed In Italy, Giuseppe Conte to Head Populist Coalition

New Govt Agreed In Italy, Giuseppe Conte to Head Populist Coalition

A coalition government has been agreed in Italy, ending months of uncertainty in the EU’s fourth-biggest economy.

Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte presented his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for the second time in a week and the new government will be sworn in on Friday.

Ministers are drawn from both the anti-establishment Five Star (M5S) and the right-wing League.

Attempts to form a technocratic government had failed.

Mr Mattarella rejected Mr Conte’s original choice for economy minister but a different candidate was agreed on Thursday.

BBC