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Italy close to forming new government with Conte back as PM

By Mike Tyler

August 27, 2019 - Italy’s ruling 5-Star Movement and the opposition Democratic Party are close to a deal to form a new government with the reinstatement of Giuseppe Conte as prime minister.

Conte, who belongs to no party but is close to 5-Star, resigned last week after the collapse of a 14-month coalition between 5-Star and the right-wing League, brought down when League leader Matteo Salvini pulled out, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 27/08/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images
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