coalition government

    • Italy prospects to be more EU open

      Italy prospects to be more EU open

      The surprised coalition deal between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), two bitter rivals in the past on the Italian political scene, gave last week a birth of a government, headed by the outgoing PM Giuseppe Conte. On Wednesday he handed President Sergio Mattarella the list of his 21 ministers, who were sworn in a day later.

      78
    • Sanchez makes a last ditch effort to avoid new election

      Sanchez makes a last ditch effort to avoid new election

      The Spain's acting PM and Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday launched to the parties some 300 proposals for policies in a last ditch effort to avoid snap elections. Sanchez said there were too many disagreements with far-left Unidas Podemos so a coalition government would not work. But Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias continues to believe that such a cabinet was the only option. The Socialists won April’s vote but failed to win enough seats to govern without the support of other parties.  If no agreement for a government is reached by 23 September, a repeat election will be held on 10 November.

      78
    • A fragile truce reached in Italian cabinet

      A fragile truce reached in Italian cabinet

      Italian Deputy Premiers Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio sealed a truce during around two hours of talks late on Monday with Premier Giuseppe Conte, ANSA reported. Interior Minister Salvini and Labour and Industry Minister Di Maio both said Monday's meeting was "positive".

      157