Draghi obtains large majority to form government

Rome, Feb 6 (efe-epa).- Mario Draghi, who has been put in charge of forming a government in Italy, has achieved a broad majority after securing the support of the decisive 5 Star Movement (M5S) and the ultra-right-wing League.

The economist must now find a way to make such opposing political forces coexist.

After securing the support of all parties, with the exception of the far-right Brothers of Italy, Mario Draghi was still unsure of M5S and the League, the parties with the largest parliamentary representation and which were decisive to achieve a majority.

Both parties’ initial reluctance to form a government led by the former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) were dissipated Saturday with statements of almost total support to Draghi, to whom the president, Sergio Mattarella, has entrusted the task of forming a government after the political failure to solve the crisis opened when Matteo Renzi withdrew from the previous government coalition. EFE-EPA


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