Italy's president summons leaders of lower and upper house for meeting

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella has summoned the leaders of the lower and upper houses of parliament for a meeting on Tuesday, his office said in a brief statement on Monday.

Reuters May 22, 2018 00:06:06 IST
Italy's president summons leaders of lower and upper house for meeting

Italys president summons leaders of lower and upper house for meeting

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella has summoned the leaders of the lower and upper houses of parliament for a meeting on Tuesday, his office said in a brief statement on Monday.

Mattarella met earlier in the day with the leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League, who are seeking to put together a coalition government and who proposed a little-known law professor, Giuseppe Conte, as prime minister.

The president appoints prime ministers in Italy and it was not clear if he would accept Conte's nomination. Some Italian newspapers have speculated that Mattarella wanted a more high-profile figure to lead the government.

(Reporting by Crispian Balmer)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Updated Date:

TAGS:

also read

Wall Street Weekahead: Fed meeting looms for stocks as inflation worries collide with 'Goldilocks' markets
Business

Wall Street Weekahead: Fed meeting looms for stocks as inflation worries collide with 'Goldilocks' markets

By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors will be zeroing in on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting next week as a "Goldilocks" market environment that has helped lift stocks to record highs and tamed a bond selloff is tested by rising inflation.

EU leaders to threaten UK's Johnson with trade war over Northern Ireland - The Times
Business

EU leaders to threaten UK's Johnson with trade war over Northern Ireland - The Times

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) - European Union leaders will threaten British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a trade war over Northern Ireland, The Times reported on Friday, without citing sources. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will use one-to-one meetings with Johnson on Saturday to demand that Britain honours the terms of the Brexit deal in relation to Northern Ireland, The Times reported

Stocks hover near record highs as bond yields slide
Business

Stocks hover near record highs as bond yields slide

By Herbert Lash and Tom Wilson NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) -The dollar rose and key U.S., European and global stock indexes hovered near record highs on Friday as investors embraced the easy monetary policies of major central banks and their message that rising inflation will be transitory.