Italy’s Giuseppe Conte to be sworn in as PM on Friday | Italy News | Al Jazeera
Italian President Sergio Mattarella asks Conte to form new government after Five Star Movement and League reach deal.
Giuseppe Conte has been designated as Italy’s next prime minister and is expected to be sworn in on Friday, after the populist Five Star Movement and anti-immigrant League party reached a deal to form a coalition government.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella asked Conte to form a new government on Thursday evening.
Earlier in the day, anti-establishment political leaders Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio reached a deal to resurrect their proposed coalition, averting the prospect of a new snap election which had rattled global markets.