icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

Conte sworn in as PM of Italy’s anti-establishment government

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella swore in Giuseppe Conte on Friday as Prime Minister of Western Europe’s first anti-establishment government, Reuters said. It promised to cut taxes, boost welfare spending and overhaul European Union rules on budgets and immigration. Conte, a 53-year-old law professor, must now win confidence votes in parliament next week. The far-right League and the radical 5-Star Movement have solid majorities in both houses. The two parties backing Conte gathered more than half of the votes in the March election but had been unable to form a government for nearly three months.