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Italian President agrees to second coalition government offer, ending impasse

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Italy’s Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella

Italian parliament’s largest parties have made a U-turn and offered a second coalition government, changing their choice of a eurosceptic Economy Minister to a pro-European one and thus ending prolonged political uncertainty in the country.

British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Thursday, May 31, Italian Prime Minister-designate, law professor Giuseppe Conte presented his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella for the second time in a week and the new government formed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the anti-immigrant League will be sworn in on Friday, June 1.

Their newly chosen minister, Giovanni Tria, is in favour of Italy’s continued membership of the single currency. The leader of the Five Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, will assume the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, while the leader of the League party, Matteo Salvini, will become a Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of the Interior.


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