Italy Finally Designates A Prime Minister, But Some Fear Future Political Storms

After turbulent talks, the leading parties settled on Giuseppe Conte as premier. Still, between the wary partners in power and Conte's political inexperience, the turbulence may remain.
Giuseppe Conte addresses the media after a meeting Wednesday with Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the presidential palace in Rome. Mattarella approved the lawyer's nomination to serve as prime minister. Source: Vincenzo Pinto

It took Italy's leading parties nearly three months of turbulent negotiations to hammer out a governing arrangement, but they've finally done it.

The 5-Star Movement and the League — two populist parties that have agreed on little aside from their shared hostility toward the domestic political establishment, illegal migration and the European Union

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