Carlo Cottarelli: Italy president names stop-gap PM

Carlo Cottarelli: Italy president names stop-gap PM
 

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has asked a former IMF economist to form a government as the country faces fresh political turmoil.
Carlo Cottarelli became known as "Mr Scissors" for his cuts to public spending in Italy.
His appointment came after efforts by Italy's two populist parties to form a coalition government collapsed.
But the move is widely seen as a temporary measure with new elections likely.
Italy, the eurozone's fourth-biggest economy, has been without a government since elections in March because no political group can form a majority.
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28 May 2018 in World News, Views: 54
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