backup plan: The president had invoked his constitutional powers to reject the populists' initial choice for economy minister because he is an advocate of a backup plan to exit from euro-currency membership, according to Vancouver Courier. Mattarella's act scuttled Conte's first try to assemble a coalition uniting the forces of Di Maio's 5-Stars and his populist rival Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, which is based in the affluent north. At an oath-taking ceremony in the presidential palace atop Quirinal Hill, the new premier, political novice Giuseppe Conte, and his 18 Cabinet ministers pledged their loyalty to the Italian republic and to the nation's post-war constitution in front of President Sergio Mattarella.article continues below Trending Stories Nature's Path takes business road less travelled by turning website into pipeline protestB.C. girl's hair catches fire at backyard fire pit, dies in Vancouver hospital Union files grievance over public school teacher shortage in B.C. Xpey' Elementary becomes official with Indigenous naming ceremony Only five days earlier, the leader of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, was inciting followers to press for Mattarella's impeachment. The president approved Conte and a rejiggered Cabinet list Thursday after Paolo Savona was moved from the economy slot to that of the ministry of European affairs. The initial failure of Conte to form a government had alarmed financial markets, which feared a quick return to the polls that risked being tantamount to a plebiscite on Italy's keeping the euro currency. On Friday, a beaming Di Maio stood before Mattarella and recited the loyalty oath he'll serve as minister of labour and economic development. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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