Former ECB chief Mario Draghi has formed a new Italian government

Updates: 12.02.2021 20:26

Rome – Former European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi has announced the composition of a new Italian government, approved by President Sergio Mattarella. The new cabinet will take the oath on Saturday at noon, the presidential office said. According to the Italian press, the government will appear before parliament early next week.

Among other things, the cabinet will include politicians from the parties who have expressed their support for the former head of the ECB. Of the 23 new ministers, 15 are party members. The composition of the government is very diverse, among the members are right-wing and left-wing politicians, representatives of the populist Five Stars Movement and non-partisans.

Some members of the previous cabinet, led by Giuseppe Conte, have been confirmed in the new government. These include Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maia of the Five Stars Movement and Health Minister Robert Speranza of the LEU movement, who has headed the ministry since the coronavirus epidemic began. Luciana Lamorgese, who is without party affiliation, will continue to lead the Interior Ministry.

The non-partisans also occupied some other key ministries: the current Ministry of Finance of the Central Bank of Italy, Daniele Franco, will head the Ministry of Finance, and Marta Cartabia, the former President of the Constitutional Court, will lead the justice.

The new government will appear before parliament early next week, the Italian press said. It should receive extensive support in both chambers. From the larger sides, the cabinet will not only support the far-right group Brothers of Italy. During the meeting, Draghi will present the program of his cabinet, on which he has not yet commented publicly.

Source: České noviny – hlavní události by

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