Italian president expected to give Conte new mandate

World / Politics Aug 29, 2019

Italian president expected to give Conte new mandate

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has summoned outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte for a meeting on Thursday morning at 9.30 a.m., a presidential official said on Wednesday. The announcement signaled that Conte was likely to receive a mandate to try to form a new government with ...

Italy inches closer to new government amid party haggling

World / Politics Aug 28, 2019

Italy inches closer to new government amid party haggling

Tense talks aimed at forming a new Italian government inched forward on Wednesday as two major political parties, struggling to bury years of hostility and avoid snap elections, agreed to re-install Giuseppe Conte as prime minister. The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the opposition center-left Democratic ...