Italy's president meets Draghi amid attempts to form government

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella was due to meet former European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi for talks at the Quirinal Palace at midday on Wednesday. For weeks, Draghi has been talked about as a potential head of a technocratic government to guide the country through its most pressing problems amid the pandemic in the coming weeks or months. Mattarella’s plans to meet Draghi received a mixed reception, with the Five Star Movement continuing to call for a political government, rather than a team of technocrats. A Cabinet led by Draghi would also have to win the support of both cham…

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