Italy's PM Conte confident to finalize talks over new govt by Wednesday

# 02 September 2019 04:04 (UTC +04:00)

Italy’s prime minister said on Sunday he expected to finalize talks over a new government by Wednesday, as 5-Star Movement and once bitter adversary Democratic Party are into intense talks to hammer out a deal over a common agenda and cabinet posts, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella gave Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate on Thursday to try to form a new coalition in the wake of Matteo Salvini’s decision to pull his right-wing League from its 14-month-old alliance with 5-Star to seek early elections.

Conte said the “political mood” between 5-Stars and PD was good.

“It will be on Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest,” he said in a video interview during a conference organized by Il Fatto Quotidiano newspaper, when asked when he would report back to Mattarella with a program and a line-up for the new government.