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Di Maio named labour and development minister in new Italian govt

Tuesday 5 June 2018 | 13:59 CET | News
The leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), Luigi Di Maio, has taken over from Carlo Calenda as the head of the Ministry of Economic Development (MISE), which now also encompasses the labour ministry. The appointment comes after the far-right Lega and M5S put aside their differences to create a new populist a coalition sworn in by president Sergio Mattarella. The Lega chief Matteo Salvini will be interior minister with law professor Giuseppe Conte confirmed as prime minister.

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