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The Latest: Italy's president asked for government mandate : The Latest: Italy's president asked for government mandate

Aug 28, 2019 - The Canadian Press
Board and Executive Moves

ROME - The Latest on efforts to form a new Italian government (all times local):

7:25 p.m.

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement has asked the nation's president to give caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte the mandate to form a new coalition government, a week after the one he led for 14 months collapsed.

The leader of the anti-establishment 5-Stars spoke to reporters after meeting President Sergio Mattarella at the presidential palace on Wednesday. Luigi Di Maio said: "We told the pre...