Italy in Crisis After President Blocks Anti-EU Government

Carlo Cottarelli is asked to lead a technocratic government until new elections can be held.

Saint Peter's Basilica Rome Italy
Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy at night (Unsplash/Matthias Mullie)
  • Italian president Sergio Mattarella has blocked a government of the Euroskeptic Five Star Movement and League by vetoing its candidate for finance minister.
  • A technocratic government, led by Carlo Cottarelli, is due to take power until new elections can be held.
  • The far-right League is projected to benefit the most from early elections.