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Salvini sidelined by Italy's unlikely coalition

Aug 29, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

ITALY was on the verge of having a new government last night after the centre-Left Democratic Party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement said they were prepared to form a coalition.

The deal will avert a general election which would likely have resulted in Matteo Salvini becoming prime minister at the head of a hard-Right alliance. Giuseppe Conte, who resigned as prime minister last week, is poised to be reinstated. He will meet Sergio Mattarella, the president, this morning and i...