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Italy’s Newly-Nominated PM Expected to Announce Cabinet: Reports

Italy’s Newly-Nominated PM  Expected to Announce Cabinet: Reports

ROME - The newly nominated Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, was expected to announce the team of his cabinet later on Monday, according to media reports.
Gentiloni, 62, was named as new prime minister by Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday, and asked to form a transitional government, following the resignation of Matteo Renzi from the
A few changes in the list of ministers would be expected, compared to the outgoing Renzi's center-left government, since Gentiloni can rely on the same majority in parliament.
All opposition forces have been unavailable to take part in the new executive, and some of them were pressing hard to go to immediate elections.
Gentiloni has been holding talks with all parliamentary groups since Sunday evening, soon after receiving the mandate.
According to his official schedule, he would conclude his consultation in early afternoon with the representatives of the center-left Democratic Party, the largest force in parliament to which both Gentiloni and Renzi belong.

Opposition Five Star Movement (M5S) and Northern League have both refused to hold consultation with him. (Xinhua)