The Five Star Movement (MS5) has ratified an agreement with the centre-left Partito Democratico (PD) and will form a new government under prime minister Giuseppe Conte.

On Wednesday, Conte is expected to meet President Sergio Mattarella to officially submit his proposed list of ministers, Reuters reports.

MS5 has a direct-democracy online platform (“Rousseau”) on which 80,000 party members can participate in key decisions. The formation of the new government was approved by an overwhelming...


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