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Trump Weighs in as Italians Toil to Form a New Government

Trump Weighs in as Italians Toil to Form a New Government

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 03:38 PM

ROME (AP) — While Italians don't know if they'll soon have a new government, let alone who would lead it, U.S. President Donald Trump has cast his vote -- for caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte.

A day after the two finished attending the G-7 summit in France, Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he hoped Conte would "remain" as premier.

Conte quit as premier last week after nationalist leader Matteo Salvini yanked his right-wing League party's support from the coalition government it formed with 5-Star Movement.

The opposition Democrats and the 5-Star Movement have been trying to forge a possible new coalition to avoid an election that Salvini bets will make him premier.

Some lawmakers are demanding details about the would-be coalition, including who'd be premier. Emma Bonino, who heads a tiny opposition party, says she can't support some "mysterious object."

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While Italians don't know if they'll soon have a new government, let alone who would lead it, U.S. President Donald Trump has cast his vote -- for caretaker Premier Giuseppe Conte.A day after the two finished attending the G-7 summit in France, Trump tweeted on Tuesday that...
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