February 8 According to Bloomberg on the 8th, Italian Prime Minister-designate Mario Draghi has initially won the support of the main political parties in Italy.
He will start a second round of consultations with the parties on the 8th, and plans to meet with major business lobby groups and trade unions. If everything goes well, he will announce the cabinet list this week.
The Italian presidential palace announced on the 3rd that President Matarella had authorized Draghi to form a new Italian government. Italy’s largest party, the Five Star Movement and the main right-wing party, although initially opposed Draghi, they have joined the support of Draghi after the first round of consultations, agreeing to form a coalition government together with other centrist parties.
At present, only the leader of the Italian Brotherhood Party, Meloni, clearly expressed his opposition to Draghi’s government and demanded an immediate general election.
According to the report, Draghi may form a cabinet composed of technocrats and politicians, and the specific list is expected to be determined within this week and submitted to Parliament for a vote of confidence.
After the successful formation of the cabinet, Draghi’s main task is how to help Italy revitalize its economy. Italy will receive 200 billion euros in pandemic assistance from the European Union, but there are differences within the ruling coalition over how to use the funds, which eventually led to the demise of former Prime Minister Conte.
According to the latest poll released by the Italian newspaper The Republic on the 7th, more than half of the Italians support Draghi’s rule until the next general election in 2023.