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The PD informs Mattarella of his willingness to govern with the M5S

August 28, 2019


The leader of the Democratic Party (PD), Nicola Zingaretti, has informed the president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, of a principle of agreement to govern with the 5 Star Movement (M5S), within the framework of a government that would be headed by Giuseppe Conte.

“We love Italy and we believe it is worth trying this experience,” Zingaretti explained from the Presidency headquarters, where Mattarella concludes on Wednesday the second round of contacts to try to elucidate if it is necessary to call new parliamentary elections.

The electoral ghost moves away with an agreement between the M5S and the PD, which have intensified their contacts in recent hours. Zingaretti has confirmed to Mattarella that they accept that Conte remains the prime minister and that the two parties have agreed on a common line in political terms, according to the Adnkronos agency.

The PD was initially opposed to the continuity of Conte, but has finally accepted and transferred its main suspicions to the position that would occupy the leader of the M5S, Luigi Di Maio, in the new Executive. The formation of Zingaretti has questioned that Di Maio continues to be deputy prime minister, to understand that the 'number two' of the Government would correspond to someone from the PD.

M5S sources consulted by Adnkronos have assured that the decision, in any case, will fall on Conte, who is responsible for deciding who is part of his cabinet and in what position. Among the options that are on the table is to eliminate the position of deputy prime minister or appoint several people at the same level.