- 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.
Italy in Crisis After President Blocks Anti-EU Government
Carlo Cottarelli is asked to lead a technocratic government until new elections can be held.
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