Italian FM Appointed Premier

Italian FM Appointed Premier

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been asked to form a government by the country's president.
President Sergio Mattarella has been looking for a replacement for center-left Premier Matteo Renzi, who resigned after losing a referendum on constitutional reform last week.
Gentiloni, 62, is a loyalist from Renzi's Democratic Party, BBC reported. Correspondents say if he is successful in rallying support, a government could be formed in days.
In a brief acceptance speech, Gentiloni said he realized the urgency of forming the government to reassure the country. He said he would work within the framework of the previous administration, making it likely that he will reappoint several ministers. But he faces a banking crisis and a rise in popular support for anti-establishment and euro-skeptic parties.
Opposition parties have ruled out joining a national unity government. The populist Five Star Movement has said it will boycott a parliamentary approval vote, due to take place on Wednesday, because it would not have legitimacy.
The party has called for immediate elections. Currently, the election is due to be held in May 2018.
However, President Mattarella has said the current electoral rules must be revised so both houses of parliament are synchronized. The law was changed to the so-called "Italicum" system last year to give the leading party a parliamentary majority through bonus seats in the lower Chamber of Deputies. But there has been no such change in the Senate, which is elected by proportional representation.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/4WUhS5
  1. https://goo.gl/XJhIBH
  • https://goo.gl/yuJGV4
  • https://goo.gl/bi2RBs
  • https://goo.gl/l05Dqm
  • https://goo.gl/HeF9hf

You can also read ...

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (L) meets  with US Senator Bob Corker at Miraflores Palace  in Caracas, Venezuela on May 25.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met US Senator Bob Corker...
A Palestinian runs during clashes with Israeli troops  near Gaza border on March 30.
More than 100 Palestinian protesters have been injured after...
Italy Struggling to Form Government
Italy’s prime minister-designate labored to finalize his...
Taiwan Diplomacy Harder Than Ever
Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their summit  at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea on May 26.
North and South Korea’s leaders held surprise talks on...
There has been another school shooting in the US. This time, a...
50 Dead After Boat Capsizes in DRC River
At least 50 people have died in a boat accident in the...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints