Former ECB boss Draghi to take job as Italian prime minister

Former European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi has agreed to serve as the next prime minister of Italy, a spokesperson for the presidential palace announced on Friday. Draghi is to be sworn into his new office at noon (1100 GMT) on Saturday. The 73-year-old economist appeared before the press after the announcement and presented his list of ministers, made up of politicians and experts. Luigi Di Maio is to remain foreign minister and Roberto Speranza health minister, which means that some important ministers from ex-prime minister Giuseppe Conte’s previous Cabinet will remain in office. …

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