Populist government to be sworn in, ending Italy's political deadlock

02 June, 2018, 00:59 | Author: Martin Tyler
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Conte accepted the role, and will be sworn in with his cabinet ministers on Friday afternoon, the presidential office stated.

Conte's deputy premiers are his two more seasoned political masters: Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, head of the League.

Law professor Giuseppe Conte is forming a government, while Italian ten-year bonds continue rally, boosting the EU's exchange rate.

Relations between Rome and Brussels got off to a bad start.

Tusk says "I strongly believe that our community will only flourish when based on respectful dialogue and loyal cooperation, which I will do my best to ensure".

The eurozone's third largest economy had lurched into a fresh crisis when President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday vetoed the nomination of fierce eurosceptic Paolo Savona as economy minister in a planned coalition of the far-right League party and anti-establishment Five Star Movement.

The changing of the guard sets the stage for obligatory confidence votes in Parliament next week.

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Markets reacted with relief to the prospect of a political government.

Emerging from a similar meeting with a different ending Thursday night, Conte read off his Cabinet list and pledged that "we will work with determination to improve the quality of life of all Italians".

Italy's first-ever populist government will now be tasked with repairing ties with the European Union after almost three months of bitter negotiations.

Sterling languished near a six-month low on Friday despite data showing United Kingdom manufacturing growth picked up speed in May for the first time in six months, as worries about Italy's political crisis and new US trade tariffs dominated the market psyche.

In May EU Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker announce a €1.3trillion budget increase for the European Union to plug the expected £12billion black hole created by Brexit.

The new government probably won't appease Brussels, where European Union leaders worry Italy could turn hostile toward EU agreements.

Juncker said at a conference Thursday that "Italians have to take care of the poor regions of Italy". That means more work, less corruption.

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Andreeva listed recent initiatives Juncker had taken which were advantageous to Italy, including his support to rebuild the Norcia cathedral in the central region of Umbria, in the wake of a 2016 natural disaster.

But other analysts said the pound had been helped by data showing that the economy was strengthening somewhat after a sluggish first quarter.

The political landscape in Italy has shifted swiftly in the last two days.

For Cottarelli to form a government, parliament must endorse his team - something the nationalist League party and the Five Star Movement who hold a majority in both houses have staunchly refused to do. He said Italy has already employed effective strategies to protect against terrorism "which are fueled by a culture of hatred and violence".

It also came on the eve of the nation's Republic Day holiday, the day in 1946 when Italy abolished the monarchy and gave birth to the First Republic.

Di Maio was said to be wary about having another far-rightist as well as Salvini as his partner, since polls show the M5S has been bleeding voters it gained from the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on March 4 because of the possible new government's rightward drift.

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