After a deal collapse and revival, Italy’s populist parties are set to govern in a coalition under political novice Giuseppe Conte
The Italian prime minister's comments come after far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini announced plans for a Roma census. Salvini defended the census and tried to shift the focus to the protection of Roma children.
Both countries exchanged acerbic remarks earlier in the week after Italy refused to allow a migrant boat to dock. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the dispute was over after meeting the French president in Paris.
Italian law professor Giuseppe Conte from the populist 5-Star movement has been tasked with forming a new government in Rome. Conte pledged to be "defense lawyer of the Italian people."
The prime minister-designate has given up on his mandate to form a government after talks with the president collapsed. The president is to meet with Carlo Cottarelli, a former senior IMF official, on Monday.
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