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Italy crisis: Call to impeach president after candidate vetoed

Sun Online Desk     28th May, 2018 09:50:34 printer

Italy crisis: Call to impeach president after candidate vetoed

The leader of Italy's biggest political party has called for the president to be impeached after he vetoed a choice for finance minister.

 

Luigi Di Maio of the populist Five Star Party said President Sergio Mattarella had caused an "institutional crisis".

 

Efforts by PM-designate Giuseppe Conte to form a government collapsed on Sunday after Mr Mattarella rejected eurosceptic candidate Paolo Savona.

 

Five Star had been trying to form a government with the right-wing League.

 

Italy has been without a government since elections in March because no political group can form a majority.

 

Mr Conte has now stepped down and correspondents say President Mattarella has been in talks with former IMF economist Carlo Cottarelli, who is tipped as a potential stop-gap prime minister.

 

But the BBC's James Reynolds in Rome says such an arrangement is unlikely to last and early elections may have to be called.

 

There is now a real argument between the president and the populists about Italy's position in the EU, he adds.

 

Source: BBC


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