Italy’s Conte seen telling president on Weds he can form govt

Usama Fayyaz September 4, 2019

ROME: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is expected to meet President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday to tell the head of state he can form a new Italian government and present his proposed list of ministers, a political source said.

Conte has been leading negotiations between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to create a new coalition after the previous administration of 5-Star and the hard-right League collapsed.

Copyright Reuters, 2019

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