Conte to present President Mattarella with new government

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Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte is poised to form Italy’s next government after supporters of the Five Star Movement, one of the two main parties set to join the coalition, backed him in an online vote.

Conte is now due to bring a list of ministers and a government program on Wednesday to President Sergio Mattarella, who gave him a mandate to try to form a government last week.

Five Star party leader Luigi Di Maio announced the result to reporters at the lower house of parliament in Rome. Both Di Maio and leaders of the Democrats said Tuesday that work on a common program is now complete, following a meeting of the two parties.

A new administration could be sworn in later this week, with a first confidence vote in the lower house by the weekend and in the Senate early next week.

Via Sky TG24

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