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Italy: Thousand celebrate new M5S-led government and end of political crisis02:29

Italy: Thousand celebrate new M5S-led government and end of political crisis

Italy, Rome
June 3, 2018 at 00:51 GMT -00:00 · Published

Supporters of Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) poured onto the streets of Rome to celebrate the newly sworn-in government, after the country's President Sergio Mattarella gave a mandate to Giuseppe Conte, on Saturday.

Initially the demonstration was called to demand the impeachment of Matarella, when the President refused to accept eurosceptic Paolo Savona as Minister for Economy.

It transformed into a celebration after the president reached an agreement with M5S and coalition partners the League over the nomination of political economy professor Giovanni Tria.

Prominent figures from M5S were in attendance, including party leader Luigi di Maio, founder and comedian Beppe Grillo and the new Minister of Justice Alfonso Bonafede.

Italy: Thousand celebrate new M5S-led government and end of political crisis02:29
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Supporters of Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) poured onto the streets of Rome to celebrate the newly sworn-in government, after the country's President Sergio Mattarella gave a mandate to Giuseppe Conte, on Saturday.

Initially the demonstration was called to demand the impeachment of Matarella, when the President refused to accept eurosceptic Paolo Savona as Minister for Economy.

It transformed into a celebration after the president reached an agreement with M5S and coalition partners the League over the nomination of political economy professor Giovanni Tria.

Prominent figures from M5S were in attendance, including party leader Luigi di Maio, founder and comedian Beppe Grillo and the new Minister of Justice Alfonso Bonafede.

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