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The PD opens to the continuity of Conte and approaches positions with the M5S

August 27, 2019


The Democratic Party (PD) has denied that there is any “veto” for the continuity of Giuseppe Conte as prime minister of Italy, a gesture that from the 5 Star Movement (M5S) have received “positively” and that seems to disguise the talks to conform A government in the next few hours.

“What veto? The reality is that there is no veto,” said the leader of the PD in the Chamber of Deputies, Graziano Delrio, in full debate over the discrepancy that the two parties maintain regarding the distribution of charges in a hypothetical coalition executive, according to the agency Adnkronos.

The M5S has “positively” valued the “opening words” made by leaders of the PD on the role that Conte can play and has advocated working on “programs and issues.” “The M5S wants to talk about solutions for the country,” said the formation of Luigi Di Maio in a statement.

As the M5S had denounced early in the day, during the talks held so far the PD “only talk about positions and ministries” but not about “issues or budget.” “This is not going well,” said the formation that the government has shared with Matteo Salvini League during the last year and a half.

However, PD sources cited by the agency AdnKronos have clarified that “the government agreement runs the risk of jumping for the personal ambitions of Luigi di Maio, who wants to be Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.” “He is not right about this and wants to move forward with an ultimatum,” the sources have denounced.

The president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has summoned the main parties for Wednesday to check if there is any viable alternative to the call for early elections.