ROME – Italian president Sergio Mattarella has former IMF official Carlo Cottarelli commissioned to form a government.
Carlo Cottarelli (r) and Sergio Mattarella
A cabinet under the leadership of Cottarelli can probably not count on the support of a majority of the parliament. New elections seem inevitable. The Lega and the Vijfsterrenbeweging (M5S) were about to form a government, but homed when Mattarella a veto spoke about their intended minister of Finance.
The leaders of Lega and M5S reacted furiously to the intervention of the president. Lega-leader Salvini accused Mattarella to the pipes, to dance in Brussels, Paris and Berlin. The president, in turn, that he has the right candidates to deny that the country might cause damage. He said that the parties refused any other candidate-minister to push forward.