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Italy plunges into political crisis, after government talks collapse

Italy was plunged into fresh political chaos, as the president prepared to appoint a pro-austerity economist as Leader, after a bid by two populist parties to form a government collapsed.
The crisis was sparked when President Sergio Mattarella vetoed the nomination of fierce euro-sceptic: Paolo Savona as Economy Minister, enraging the far-right League, and leading to the anti-establishment Five Star Movement calling for his impeachment. The decision led to Prime Minister-Elect: Giuseppe Conte stepping aside, exacerbating the political turmoil.
Mattarella has summoned Carlo Cottarelli, an economist formerly with the International Monetary Fund, for talks today, with a temporary technocrat government on the table, as Italy faces the strong possibility of new elections this autumn.

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